After seeing countless thugs turned loose thanks to legal loopholes or extraneous details, Judge Steve Hardin accepts elder associate Benjamin Caulfield’s offer to join the club known as "The Star Chamber.
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Amidst the influx of 80s vigilante action pictures, this similarly-conceived courtroom thriller by Peter Hyams carries over a more embittered attitude of the 70s before evolving into something of a precursor to the John Grisham legal dramas of the 90s. The overly schematic design of the script, of which Hyams is co-credited, roots itself within the headspace of the Michael Douglas character (cont.)
Un sympathique thriller fort bien réalisé qui pose assez clairement mais avec beaucoup de lourdeur l'épineuse problématique de la justice "sauvage" et de son évident corollaire, l'autodéfense pure et dure... www.cinefiches.com