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The Star Chamber (1983)

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Fed up with watching vicious criminals walk on technicalities and loopholes, judge Michael Douglas accepts his older colleague Hal Holbrook's invitation to join "The Star Chamber." This sub-rosa organization consists of nine like-minded judges who endeavor to take the law into their own hands. Essentially, these are robed vigilantes, but Douglas joins them, determining that the end justifies the means. Before long, however, Douglas finds himself balking at sanctioning the murder of freed

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Roderick Taylor, Peter Hyams

Feb 1, 2005

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (4) | DVD (4)

A tour-de-force thriller from Hyams and Douglas... its final moments are as gripping as Superglue!

July 23, 2008
Moviehole

Outstanding performances across the board.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Conspiracy abounds in this early Michael Douglas far fetcher.

February 20, 2007
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

A couple of great chases, but it doesn't quite live up to its intriguing premise.

March 9, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The Star Chamber is an intense, thought-provoking, great-looking action-packed thriller. Sadly overlooked in theaters, this is truly an '80s buried treasure.

October 10, 2005
Fantastica Daily

While the movie is set in L.A., the rules of justice appear exaggerated to the point where the film seems to be taking place in a different country, but it doesn't really matter. It would be great fun just to put up your feet and watch director Peter Hyam

October 14, 2004

directed with pace and style by Peter Hyams and beautifully photographed by Richard Hannah

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
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Audience Reviews for The Star Chamber

Good thriller with interesting implications on the justice system. From what I remember, the poster is a bit misleading by having Douglas armed and ready with a gun. He is a judge! The movie consists of mostly psychological thrills.
October 3, 2009
hypathio7

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Could have been more than mildly entertaining.
July 1, 2008
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September 22, 2005:
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