Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Power can be murder to resist.
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...
A jazzy thriller with a strong cast, Sydney Pollack's "The Firm" offers a worthy and engaging adaptation of John Grisham's legal potboiler. Starring Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman, the film follows a bright, young attorney facing the pull of prestige and prosperity and caught up in a web of deceit. Easily entertaining and crisply compelling, the film provides sturdy drama and solid excitement.
Cruise plays the fresh-out-of-law-school Mitch McDeere who moves his family from Boston to Memphis when a job at a well-known firm beckons. That job has dark edges, however, and soon McDeere's safety is in doubt.
Grisham's story makes for an intriguing script, and Pollack's pulls everything together with sophistication. Direction rarely calls attention to itself, and Pollack…
Recommend by Connor Carey
While, about 15-20 mins too long, the plot at times can become a bit silly, and some scenes feel like they could've been left on the cutting room, "The Firm" is still a rock solid tense thriller with rock solid performances from everyone involved, a gripping premise, and despite being overlong, at 2 hours and 30 mins, it is still paced pretty well. Nothing revolutionary, but a very enjoyable and well made thriller nevertheless.
The Firm is yet another solid movie from Tom Cruise. It features great performances from everyone in the cast, an exceptional story, a tense atmosphere, and great pacing. Cruise is phenomenal in the lead role as usual, as is Gene Hackman, Ed Harris and others. I was invested in the story from beginning to end, and the movie always managed to surprise me. However, it's definitely too long at points, and I felt that it got a bit convoluted at times. But other than that, I really enjoyed The Firm. Definitely recommended for fans of Cruise, or anyone looking for a solid thriller to watch.
The Firm boasts a great cast and some strong performances, as well as a relatively interesting subject matter, but is ultimately too bloated, dull and poorly written to be at all enjoyable.
A movie relic of a bygone era, one where Grisham and Clancy were kings, and the movies at the cineplex seemed impossibly "adult" to my young mind. Even if this movie were really bad, I'd probably love it, drinking in the complicated law mechanics, ominous piano score, and opulent offices full of leather chairs and mahogany furnishings. Kind of hilarious that, despite all the corruption and murder, Cruise's biggest fear seems to be getting disbarred; oh this was written by a lawyer, you say? I love this cast: Busey, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gene Damn Hackman, and Wilford Brimley saying, "What do you think I am around here, a fucking night watchman?" Not to mention the scene where Cruise ~spoiler~ angrily kicks the crap out of him. Fun for "adults".
This film proves a few things, firstly that nobody can run in a suit, with a briefcase better than Tom Cruise.
And secondly that Tom Cruise was always a superstar.
It his star appeal that carries The Firm shuddering along to its lumpy conclusion.
The revelation behind the conspiracy is so mundane as to beggar belief that anyone would go to any trouble to cover it up much less kill people over it.
Serviceable and mildly thrilling, but packed with structural faults.
The Soft Underbelly.
Tom Cruise is acting the role of his life......;but Gene Hackman is the star of the movie!
I'm still going to be a Lawyer.
Diverts from the excellent book in a crappy way, could have been much better.
A phenomenal and intense film that centers around a law firm and absolute corruption. Also, Tom Cruise runs a lot.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…