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The Firm: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: A typical, old-fashioned legal crime show, The Firm grows tedious from the first episode.


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Based on the John Grisham novel and subsequent Tom Cruise movie, this drama picks up 10 years after the events in the film to examine the new life of the man who brought down the Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert & Locke. Mitchell McDeere (Josh Lucas), his wife Abby (Molly Parker) and their daughter Claire (Natasha Calis) are out of witness protection and living in Washington, D.C., where Mitch starts up a firm of his own, along with his brother Ray (Callum Keith Rennie) and Ray's girlfriend Tammy (Juliette Lewis). But it's a rough go, so when Mitch is approached to partner with the successful firm Kinross and Clark, he agrees. The deal seems like a solution to his problems, but Kinross and Clark may have ulterior motives.


Josh Lucas
as Mitchell McDeere
Molly Parker
as Abby McDeere
Natasha Calis
as Claire McDeere
Martin Donovan
as Kevin Stack
Gianpaolo Venuta
as Joey Morolto
Randall Edwards
as Judd Grafton
Andrew Jenkins
as Nate Murphy
Roger R. Cross
as Sergeant Leonard Debs
David Conrad
as Dr. Wilson
Stuart Hughes
as Martin Moxon
Tara Rosling
as Danielle
Kit Weyman
as Shawn Murphy
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Critic Reviews for The Firm: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

"The Firm" is not so much a two-hour pilot as a prison sentence. It's tedium, all gummed up by implausible plot twists, diabolically dopey dialogue, and other assorted bits of hooey.

January 8, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The action moves at an admirable clip and the cases feel interesting enough so we want to see how they come out.

January 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The cast is a major factor in drumming up interest in what happens next.

January 8, 2012 | Full Review…

The most glaring of The Firm's many problems is that it seems to have no idea what it wants to be-a taut mystery or a sentimental legal procedural.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…

While it wasn't completely captivating, it did grab my attention.

January 8, 2012 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

When a brand-new show already feels like a repeat, you know something's wrong.

January 8, 2012 | Full Review…

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