The Firm Reviews

May 15, 2018
The Firm is soft -- lumpy in its plotting and almost silly at times.
September 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 first in a long series of unsatisfying Grisham adaptations.
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.
January 30, 2005
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.
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.
April 30, 2003
The fact that this was a hit proves, once again, that the average IQ is only 100.
May 12, 2001
The book moved at turbo speed. At two and a half hours, the movie crawls.
January 1, 2000
"The Firm" is never boring (even at almost 2 hours and 40 minutes) but it never really sparkles either.
January 1, 2000
Only if you have NOT read the book, would I recommend the movie; otherwise, I would say skip it.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
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.