The Firm

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Paramount Released 1993

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Director:
Sydney Pollack
Released:
1993
Rating:
R

The Firm is the 1993 blockbuster adaptation of the colossally popular legal thriller novel by master of his own genre author John Grisham, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sydney Pollack (Tootsie, Out of Africa). Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) graduates from Harvard Law School near the top of his class, and is aggressively recruited by major law firms all over the United States. Based on the attractiveness of the offer and on their stated devotion to 'family,' McDeere chooses to join a law firm in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon their arrival, Mitch's wife Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorne) becomes uncomfortable as she speaks to the wife of one of her husband's new colleagues and gets told that the firm doesn't forbid wives from taking jobs, but it encourages children. Why is the firm so obsessed with controlling the personal lives of its lawyers and their families? Mitch soon finds himself in a race to discover all the answers ' even if it may cost him his life.

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  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Rebounding from his biggest career flopflop with "Havana," Sydney Pollack has done an ultra-pro job in giving spit and polish to this star-driven, sure-fire commercial project.

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    But with a screenplay that developed the story more clearly, this might have been a superior movie, instead of just a good one with some fine performances.

  • 50

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    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.

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    Crime, Legal, Thrillers