The Firm (1993)
A film this star-studded both in front of and behind the camera, and with such a big budget, should not be allowed to fail. When it still largely does, it's because the script has a self-destructive way of alternatively over-complicating and resorting to cliches in order to spin an implicit web of danger around our conscientious protagonist. The Firm is not a film about people, but about characters, in which the plot-line is unfolded mechanically in order to reach the next development. The result is a cumbersome film which works mainly on a superficial level, despite Tom Cruise's best effort to carry it. The only real exception to the aforementioned is provided by Gene Hackman, who manages to make his character human in the midst of it all.