• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 8, 2012
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 3, 2012
    83
    It's all quite sturdily built and well-acted, with characters one cares about.
  2. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jan 9, 2012
    75
    [A] weekly fix of justice and resolution while the overarching--and more intriguing--story line of McDeere's plight slowly unfolds.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 6, 2012
    75
    A solid, well-done series. [19 Jan 2012, p.42]
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 6, 2012
    75
    The Firm is a modern, old-fashioned lawyer show--and that's a good thing.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jan 4, 2012
    75
    The cast is appealing and the story line is not only compelling but also deals with fascinating moral complexities.
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jan 3, 2012
    75
    The Firm's straightforward, one-man-against-the-system story still feels compelling.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    A solid if unspectacular story about one of the most unlucky lawyers ever depicted on television.
  8. Reviewed by: Emily Yahr
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    Enough happens to keep you from changing the channel, but there are hints of a show that could get dull fast.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 14, 2012
    9
    Loved it. Super good.. Whats with the bad reviews. They are sooo wrong. Just needed more people to know about the show. Just want more.Loved it. Super good.. Whats with the bad reviews. They are sooo wrong. Just needed more people to know about the show. Just want more. Hope it get's a second season.

    Peace..
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  2. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    The Firm is a suspenseful thriller which does a great job at expanding the story of the McDeere family. Of course its another instance ofThe Firm is a suspenseful thriller which does a great job at expanding the story of the McDeere family. Of course its another instance of them getting involved with an overly-watchful and controlling firm, but it wouldn't be The Firm without it!! I think the casting is well thought out and acting is above average. The direction of the show is also well done and makes you wonder what will happen next. With all the boring reality shows that continue to pervade the tube, I am glad to see a show worth watching. Full Review »
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    3
    John Grisham may be turning in his grave if he had one...or least biting his lip for this DRY remake. Cancel! Left a review because I'm aJohn Grisham may be turning in his grave if he had one...or least biting his lip for this DRY remake. Cancel! Left a review because I'm a Grisham and Firm admirer and hate to see something great get defaced. zzzzzz! Full Review »