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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20

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  1. Feb 10, 2014
    7
    A generally suspense filmed movie that unfortunately is flawed with the Randy Newman-wet dream piano soundtrack and schmaltzy-gee whizz ending. Probably very much of its time.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    6
    Sydney Pollack's "The Firm" ultimately finds a home within its respective sub-genre, but it almost bites off more than it can proverbially chew with its insane length and a plot that may be far beyond the layman's grasp.
  3. Sep 29, 2013
    9
    A melodrama worth watching, The Firm is a very ironically correct title, as this movie is very sturdy and "firm", and it knows where it's going. It has a good foundation, benefitting from the great performances and intriguing story, and it's a very intelligent thriller that won't be forgotten anytime soon.
  4. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    Nicely plotted film with high intensity and a tremendous script. Acting was superb. The film makes it so there's no way out. Minor Spoiler******* and Tom cruise gets out.
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 60
    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.
  2. 75
    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.
  3. 38
    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.