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Movie of the Day: The Firm


Where to Watch

https://guide.bundlertv.com/programs/The%20Firm_5ae2ec60bf1c0563b8d68a3d


Why Watch It Now

Sydney Pollack's adaptation of John Grisham's bestseller tells a story about a lawyer who turns against his clients when he discovers they commit a bunch of crimes. Once upon a time, this was considered speculative legal fiction. Tom Cruise plays Mitch McDeere, a name that's amazingly not the product of Aaron Sorkin, an idealistic young lawyer whose dream job turns into a paranoid nightmare; in other words, imagine a younger, incredibly good looking version of Michael Cohen with a slightly higher ethical bar. The supporting cast of Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Gary Busey and Wilford Brimley is basically a 90's character acting bingo. The screenplay was adapted by Pollack's regular collaborator David Rayfiel, along with contributions from Hurlyburly playwright David Rabe and legendary Chinatown scribe Robert Towne.


Don't Take Our Word For It

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-firm-1993

https://ew.com/article/1993/07/09/firm/

https://www.theringer.com/2018/12/11/18135860/the-firm-with-bill-simmons-sean-fennessey-and-chris-ryan



On the Other Hand...

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/the-firm-125564/

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