Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked

From top guns to impossible missions, we rate the movies of America's reigning movie star from worst to best

'The Firm' (1993)
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29. 'The Firm' (1993)

Tom Cruise in a John Grisham adaptation should be the working definition of “slam dunk.” And, to be fair, this film of the legal thriller author's first big bestseller was a hit, opening the floodgates to more Grisham movies. But it's also mind-numbingly plodding: It has the pacing of a serious movie, but it doesn't have an absorbing story to match. Meanwhile, Cruise is uncharacteristically lifeless as a hot young law grad who gets recruited by a prestigious legal firm that turns out to be run by the mob.

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