The Star Chamber

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Released 1983

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Director:
Peter Hyams
Released:
1983
Rating:
R
When crime on the street gets out of hand, a group of socially prominent men form a vigilante squad. Michael Douglas is chilling.

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  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The Star Chamber works brilliantly until it locks into a plot. Then it stops dancing and starts marching.

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The Star Chamber has the slippery feeling of a movie made with optional endings, and the narrative sag of pulled punches. You can tell it was meant to be a thoughtful action pictur...

  • 38

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As a story, The Star Chamber is a better comedy than mystery thriller. Even Yaphet Kotto's fine performance as the coldly objective homicide detective, Harry Lowes, can't save the ...

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Thrillers, Legal, 80s, Crime