The Chamber Reviews

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
June 15, 2007
The story, about a young lawyer handling the last appeals of his grandfather, who is on death row, has enough little surprises and mysteries to stay interesting, and the stars milk it for all they’ve got.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
Variety
March 8, 2006
Lacking the surface glitz, attention-grabbing plot and star power of John Grisham's previous adaptations, Folley's film will also suffer due to comparisons with the similarly-themed and better Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking, released last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Emotionally affecting drama that shows that healing is possible across the generations.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Ham-fisted preachifying pablum.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Often muddled and confusing, with dialogue that rings false as loudly as a church bell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic

USA Today
January 1, 2000
There isn't a whole lot to the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 16, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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