The Firm
The Firm (2009)

Centers on Dom, a young wannabe football casual who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm's top boy, Bex. Accepted for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one of the boys. But as Bex and his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nick Love's remake of the 1989 original has enough warmth, humor, and -- of course -- violence to make The Firm worthwhile.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Love's second movie about hooligans marks a quantum leap forward from the messy, senseless violence of 'The Football Factory'.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

While it doesn't exactly break new ground thematically, this is Love's most accomplished film to date. Like the terrace heroes who are its subjects, it's as good-looking and stylish as it is dangerously seductive.

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Andrew O'Hagan
London Evening Standard

The film is covered in talent, including Love's, of the sort that makes you look forward to the next thing they do. Here, you feel they have a lot to climb over, but there are scenes where the attempt to get close to something real is powerfully inspired.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

A watchable, but disappointing, movie that brings nothing new to the serious topic it addresses.

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Peter Bradshaw

Love's films have, in the past, brought me out in a rash - but this one is watchable. It's well made; there's a persistent and welcome undercurrent of humour in the script that reminded me of Love's sparky debut, Goodbye Charlie Bright,

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Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

It's all ridiculously clichéd and over the top, yet once you give up taking it seriously and surrender to its relentless blokeishness, The Firm proves to be an enjoyable Shane Meadows-lite ride with a bit of wideboy charm.

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Paul Fairclough
Little White Lies

The Firm is hardly calculated to convert those who find Love's work brash, clichéd and empty, but there's a good deal of warmth and humour here.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The odd thing is that Love's version feels so bright and breezy, as if he's cosying back up to a wider audience who were turned off by Outlaw's grimy nihilism. If that's the case, it's a wacky choice of subject, but the effort's appreciated.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Love's film is ultimately pointless, having nothing new to say on the issues of male bonding, acceptance and tribalism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
20/08/2010 I enjoyed the hard-knock dialogue, it was quite entertaining to listen to. Well, the fact is it's not good morally, but it's a good flick… More
Jamie Clarke
Expected allot more from this film, I was expecting a better version of The Football Factory after better reviews but it was bland and boring and never has any… More