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The Firm

Thriller . Mystery . Drama

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...

Actors: Wilford Brimley , Terry Kinney , David Strathairn , Jerry Hardin , Hal Holbrook , Ed Harris , Holly Hunter , Gene Hackman , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Tom Cruise
Directors: Sydney Pollack
Country: USA
Release: 1993-06-30
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  • Todd McCarthy

    Rebounding from his biggest career flopflop with "Havana," Sydney Pollack has done an ultra-pro job in giving spit and polish to this star-driven, sure-fire commercial project.

    Variety Full Review
  • Joe Brown

    Cruise was born to play company man, and the role is an opportunity to sum up his old roles and transcend them with his most potently emotional work.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    But with a screenplay that developed the story more clearly, this might have been a superior movie, instead of just a good one with some fine performances.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Staff(not credited)

    This is a professional machine of a movie that compresses huge amounts of information into its two and a half hours of screen time. But it's so weighed down by detail, it fails to generate any real suspense.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    No one is going to confuse The Firm with art, but its high- cholesterol virtues-a story that keeps you guessing, a dozen meaty character turns-are enough to send you home sated.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Matt Mueller

    An average movie improved by Cruise's star appeal and accomplished supporting cast.

    Empire Full Review
  • Rita Kempley

    Pollack makes a solid job of it, as does Cruise. But solid isn't enough when it comes to thrillers -- or courtroom dramas, for that matter. Solid is great when it comes to office furniture.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    By the film's climax, following the plot movements has become merely complex rather than suspenseful.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Vincent Canby

    The movie is extremely long (two hours and 34 minutes) and so slow that by the end you feel as if you've been standing up even if you've been sitting down.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    The supporting cast provides centripetal force; too bad the center cannot hold.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    Tom Cruise heads a tony cast in a best-seller movie that is firm at the start and infirm by the end.

    Time Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Director Sydney Pollack zapped out a taut thriller in "Three Days of the Condor". But The Firm is mostly flab, in the manner of Pollack's elephantine Havana.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Very little of what made the written version so enjoyable has been successfully translated to the screen, and what we're left with instead is an overly-long (two hours and thirty-four minutes, to be exact), pedantic thriller.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    By then, the lofty ambitions can't disguise the sad reality - it's long, it's cluttered, and it's trite.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    The result is a top-drawer melodrama, a polished example of commercial movie-making that manages to improve on the original while retaining its best-selling spirit. [30 Jun 1993 Pg. F1]

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
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