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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Sydney Pollack zapped out a taut thriller in "Three Days of the Condor". But The Firm is mostly flab, in the manner of Pollack's elephantine Havana. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Yet the film's most serious flaw (next to a newly concocted fizz-out ending) is that it's not sinister enough. [30 Jun 1993 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    This is a professional machine of a movie that compresses huge amounts of information into its two and a half hours of screen time. But it's so weighed down by detail, it fails to generate any real suspense. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By then, the lofty ambitions can't disguise the sad reality - it's long, it's cluttered, and it's trite. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    An average movie improved by Cruise's star appeal and accomplished supporting cast. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    By the film's climax, following the plot movements has become merely complex rather than suspenseful. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    No one is going to confuse The Firm with art, but its high- cholesterol virtues-a story that keeps you guessing, a dozen meaty character turns-are enough to send you home sated. show more

  • 100
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    The result is a top-drawer melodrama, a polished example of commercial movie-making that manages to improve on the original while retaining its best-selling spirit. [30 Jun 1993 Pg. F1] show more

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