The Chamber
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Based on a novel by John Grisham, this drama deals with a man trying to come to terms with his family and their ugly secrets. Adam Hall (Chris O'Donnell) is a successful attorney based in Chicago who travels to Mississippi to look into the case of Sam Cayhall (Gene Hackman). An outspoken racist and member of the Ku Klux Klan, Cayhall was convicted in the early '60s of the murder of a Jewish civil rights lawyer and his children. Pending a last-minute appeal, it looks as if Cayhall will finally go to the electric chair, and Adam has arrived to see what he can do. It hardly seems like the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Ham-fisted preachifying pablum."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"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."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Often muddled and confusing, with dialogue that rings false as loudly as a church bell."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Emotionally affecting drama that shows that healing is possible across the generations."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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