The Star Chamber
The Star Chamber (1983)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 1983
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Clint Morris

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

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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

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Rob Gonsalves

Outstanding performances across the board.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

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

Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Conspiracy abounds in this early Michael Douglas far fetcher.

Douglas Pratt

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
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… More
Jesse Ortega
I don't get why Michael Douglas, in the poster for the movie on this website, is holding a gun...he never even comes CLOSE to one, let alone use it. I… More
Anthony Valletta
Could have been more than mildly entertaining.