The Chamber
The Chamber (1996)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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USA Today

There isn't a whole lot to the movie.

Scott Weinberg

Ham-fisted preachifying pablum.

Douglas Pratt

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

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

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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
Stephen Skudlarek
Hard to watch at times, but very well done. This film could've used better editing, because there's a lot of useless scenes here, but overall, a… 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
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
Lady D'arbanville
A great part played by Gene Hackman, with a good stoy, some boring parts, but worth a watch