The Firm
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The Firm
The Firm, acclaimed British television director Alan Clarke's last feature film, deals with the football hooliganism that was such a serious problem in England during the 1980s. Gary Oldman stars as Bex, a real estate agent whose true passion is being the "top boy" of the Inter-City Crew, or ICC, from West Ham (based on the real-life Inter-City Firm). As the film opens, Bex is engaged in a football match while his car is being vandalized by rivals from Birmingham, led by Yeti (Mike Leigh regular Philip Davis, who also co-starred in Clarke's Scum). His mates urge Bex to seek… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A jarring exploration of the male psyche and the devastating consequences of pride and uncontained machismo in a society where men's lives have lost meaning."
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"Clarke's specialties are anger and violence, and he captures them with a brutal precision that belies the inherent messiness of the action."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
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