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The Firm Reviews

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May 24, 2017
...a completely passable adaptation that never quite becomes the classic legal thriller it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 19, 2011
...pits Cruise against the world, with only his character's wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 18, 2010
Too-long Grisham thriller is full of adult themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 26, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
May 26, 2008
The first in a long series of unsatisfying Grisham adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
January 26, 2006
Adorning the film, in supporting roles, are its saving graces.
November 7, 2005
Even Tom Cruise is a winner in a Pollack-Grisham collaboration.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2005
Cruise at the top of his game
| Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2003
Is this a thriller? You've never scene a 'suspense film' drag its heels so deplorably, enlivened only by some colorful character acting.
| Original Score: 1/5
July 12, 2003
A first-class thriller and thought-provoking morality play.
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2003
The fact that this was a hit proves, once again, that the average IQ is only 100.
| Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2003
It is non-threatening fun, and it is a much better crafted film than what passes for Academy Award Best Picture nomination material these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 30, 2002
Moderately entertaining... and a big step up from the book.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 24, 2002
A riveting drama, continuing to build the star of Cruise.
| Original Score: 4/5
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