Notebook Reviews: THE STAR CHAMBER

3 out of 5 stars

Peter Hyams – 1983

The Star Chamber well made and thought-provking thriller from director Peter Hyams. It’s well acted by Michael Douglas, but his role is a little slight and a lot more could have been made of the premise.

Too much time is spent on setting up the criminals and most of the judges and police characters aren’t given enough room to breathe. It’s a solid enough thriller from Hyams, but it raises too many questions and unanswered plot points. It’s worth watching as an early Michael Douglas film.