The Star Chamber
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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 criminals -- and as a result becomes the target of the Star Chamber himself. Worth noting in… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A tour-de-force thriller from Hyams and Douglas... its final moments are as gripping as Superglue!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A couple of great chases, but it doesn't quite live up to its intriguing premise."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"directed with pace and style by Peter Hyams and beautifully photographed by Richard Hannah"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Outstanding performances across the board."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The Star Chamber is an intense, thought-provoking, great-looking action-packed thriller. Sadly overlooked in theaters, this is truly an '80s buried treasure."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Conspiracy abounds in this early Michael Douglas far fetcher."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"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"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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