Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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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...
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.
Un thriller muy deudor de los setenta y de los que el propio Pollack dirigiera por aquella época, contando aquí con el gran Robert Towne, como hiciera en The Yakuza.
A mi gusto el mejor film basado en una novela de John Grisham de todos aquellos con los que nos bombardearon hace dos décadas. Sus dos horas y media se ven muy a gusto, lo que no cabe duda es mérito de Pollack, poseedor de una filmografía ecléctica e interesantísima .
A destacar el omnipresente piano de Dave Grusin, casi un protagonista más.
Gene Hackman gives Tom Cruise an acting lesson in Sydney Pollack's legal thriller in which our Tom does his usual running around,this time in a suit.
As Cruise vehicles go,this wasn't bad. No signs of Scientology,no wives or ex-wives only an intelligent story of the real criminals in American society-LAWYERS.Seriously though this has two of my favourite actors each in minor roles. David Strathairn can say more with a look or a gesture than some actors can with a thousand words. Usually an unsung gem he again makes a lasting impression with just a few lines of dialogue.Holly Hunter however won an Oscar for saying nothing,but in this she brings her full repertoire of emotions to bare in a take…
Other than the insulting appearance of a pillow truck to save the day, this is a solid Pollack effort with one of Cruise's better performances. The whole cast is solid actually, from Harris to Hackman. It's a 90s thriller that is not nearly as dated as one would expect thanks to some nice directorial choices that seem timeless, such as the odd piano score. It's incredibly long but well paced.
Oh, and near the end Tom Cruise beats the everlovingfuck out of Wilford Brimley.
Oh the 90s .
90s overuse of close-ups
90s Intense Piano themes
90s romantic Piano themes
90s Tom Cruise Banging everyone before Eyes Wide Shut happen
90s Holly Hunter
90s Paul Cicero !
90s Uncle Hank !!
90s desperate wives to be saved
90s cars and clothing
90s silly-ass plot twists and turns
90s running ... and running ....
90s is good .
More like The Floppy.
So much soft piano.
It's almost the archetype 1990s thriller, which is not to say it's the best, it's just perhaps the best example. It ticks so many boxes: charismatic lead, murder, legal intrigue, mystery, chases, fights, shoot-out, domestic bliss/strife, montage, creepy blond bad guy, Gary Busey. There are more than a few clichés, but I think it mostly holds together.
a cool legal thriller, that feels as though it may lack something from the book. many cool sequences, good dialogue, and well thought character motivations are sometimes disconnected.
ultimately, every person onscreen gives a phenomenal performance, and the action and dialogue scenes are both staged in interesting, and exciting ways.
while this may not be the best film Pollack has ever directed, it is a good film, nonetheless.
Entertaining pot-boiler that somehow sustains its epic length with a remarkably simplistic narrative and set of characters. Basic but well crafted stuff, benefiting from a universally solid cast.
The type of story is nothing new, but Pollack took a fresh take on the "stuck between a rock and a hard place" scenario using a law firm as the key element. I don't want to say too much about it because I feel that'd spoil the plot. It deals with corruption and deceit, which can seem played out, but it was a fun little twist and a complexly weaved plan by Tom Cruise that made the ride worth it. It has a great cast: you have Hackman, in the last decade of his career; Dean Norris, whom no one would have guessed as a small thug in a '90s film would become a part of one of the greatest…
My being sick movie marathon continued with this Sydney Pollack classic that I had actually never seen before. Love the early 90s nostalgia and it is great film but sadly it does not hold up as well as A Few Good Men. Pre-Scientology Cruise ruled.
Better than I remember! I like that the early parts stay upbeat while maintaining the foreshadowing. You can be ominous without being dark. Good momentum through the whole thing.
I don't care what anyone says, The Firm is absolutely magnificent entertainment. Love it.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Mr. Woodcock
- Deep Rising
- Bangkok Dangerous
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
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- Attack the Block
- The Raid
- Gone In Sixty Seconds
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