Enhance your purchase
|Genre||Drama, Mystery & Thrillers|
THE FIRM DESCRIPTION
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...
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, French
- Package Dimensions : 17 x 13.4 x 1.2 cm; 60 Grams
- Run time : 154 minutes
- Dubbed: : French
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Imports
- ASIN : B00ANB4WW8
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 81,035 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- 62,472 in Movies (Movies & TV)
- Customer Reviews:
Review this product
Top reviews from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
I won't give anything away, but good performances from all, Cruise at his best, believable marriage break and make up, Hackman at his cheesiest. Great plot, good tension, build up holds interest and we found ourselves watching it for a second time a week later.
Frighteningly, it is all quite believable, but you do wonder how a law graduate did get caught up with the Firm, but then, that's how it works...
Very watchable, not only for fans of those among the cast, but for all those who want a good plot to follow. Fully recommended.
Young Mitch McDeere, fresh out of Harvard Law School and with his young wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn) is recruited into the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert and Locke. Plunged into the "big league" and put under pressure to exceed when he sits the Bar Exam, young Mitch is completely thrown when he runs into two complete strangers (Ed Harris and sidekick) in a late-night diner. They drop some curious hints about the Firm that young Mitch has just joined, sending the lawyer on a wild, roller-coaster journey into the unknown - one that involves crooks, mobsters, Private Investigators and more.
As the pressure rises, as suspicions grow and as Mitch needs to figure out the good guys from the bad guys, things are only just beginning to get interesting...
This is a well-crafted thriller, replete with some excellent performances, a mostly-taught plot and just about the right amount of suspense to keep things moving along. The film does deviate from the book in a few places (mainly, it is guessed, because the subtle incracies of the book would be hard to convey on screen, as well as an attempt to ratchet up some tension).
Overall, whilst the film may have lacked the stand-out performances of say Jack Nicholson's Colonel Nathan R Jessup from "A Few Good Men", it carries every bit as much quality from a cracking case and screenplay. It's also very clear to see why, after that movie, that Cruise was chosen for the lead role - despite his association with action films at the time, he turns in a convincingly intense performance here.
Just one observation specific to the BluRay edition, which is that the transfer quality is pretty poor - I have DVD discs with better picture quality than this BluRay... Could do with a clean-up...
But things are not as they seem and Mitch soon finds himself in a lose-lose situation; caught between a firm from which 'leaving is not an option' - indeed no one has ever left alive - and the FBI, whose involvement will leave him disbarred and with a mafia contract on his head. We share the brilliantly acted panic as Mitch spirals deeper and deeper into unavoidable chaos, dragging his suspicious wife with him. He wants out, but on his terms and with his life intact. It seems impossible...
When Mitch McDeere is hired by a small Memphis law firm, he seems to have landed completely on his feet. Which, in drama, is just when he discovers that there is more to this law firm than meets the eye, and which may yet put him and his wife in the way of jeopardy.
It looks pretty good on Blu-ray, has a great Dave Grusin score and under the direction of Sydney Pollak is slick and highly enjoyable.