Reviews

Jun 9, 2022
Those who admired the book will despise the movie and vice versa. [Full review in Spanish]
Nov 16, 2020
The first adaptation of a John Grisham novel to top the box office, The Firm successfully feels like a mass-market page-turner.
Apr 6, 2020
Tom Cruise is blessed with the amazing ensemble... and a screenplay contribution from Robert Towne, yet the result is a pat paper chase-cum-thriller that's looking constantly to break the surface.
May 15, 2018
A summer genre movie for grown-ups, The Firm helps restore faith in Hollywood professionalism.
May 15, 2018
The Firm is soft -- lumpy in its plotting and almost silly at times.
May 24, 2017
...a completely passable adaptation that never quite becomes the classic legal thriller it wants to be.
May 19, 2011
...pits Cruise against the world, with only his character's wit.
Dec 18, 2010
Too-long Grisham thriller is full of adult themes.
Sep 18, 2009
May 26, 2008
Tom Cruise heads a tony cast in a best-seller movie that is firm at the start and infirm by the end.
May 26, 2008
The Firm amusingly satirizes the New Traditionalist aspirations of today's young urban elite -- not so much the lifestyle itself as the illusion of utter security it represents.
May 26, 2008
A smooth adaptation of John Grisham's giant bestseller that is destined to be one of the summer's strong audience pleasers.
Mar 20, 2008
Apr 6, 2007
Jul 15, 2006
This legal thriller is smartly directed and well scripted (by some of Hollywood's top writers), but, alas, Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise, playing yet another variation of his screen image.
Mar 4, 2006
What starts out as interesting becomes increasingly hokey and silly -- Wilford Brimley is ludicrously cast as the firm's senior hit man -- where it should be intense and suspenseful.
Jan 26, 2006
Adorning the film, in supporting roles, are its saving graces.
Nov 7, 2005
Even Tom Cruise is a winner in a Pollack-Grisham collaboration.
Jun 18, 2005
Mar 23, 2005
Cruise at the top of his game