The Chamber
The Chamber (1996)

This drama centers on the relationship between racist killer Sam Cayhall, who is awaiting execution in a Mississippi prison, and northern lawyer Adam Hall, who tries to convince the courts to grant the inmate clemency. Adam is actually… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

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.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Ham-fisted preachifying pablum.

Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

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.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Often muddled and confusing, with dialogue that rings false as loudly as a church bell.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Emotionally affecting drama that shows that healing is possible across the generations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Nothing annoys me more than sitting through a film I consider to be very good, or perhaps even excellent, and then reading reviews about it afterwards that are… More
Juli Ryan
The problem with this movie (and Mr. Grisham's book) is that the plot doesn't quite add up. Why would Adam Hall want to save his racist bigot… More
Al S
A hard-hitting and heart-racing edge of your seat thriller. Pulse-pounding and gut-wrenching. Gene Hackman gives one of his greatest performances ever
Lady D'arbanville
A great part played by Gene Hackman, with a good stoy, some boring parts, but worth a watch