He's as guilty as sin. Pulse-pounding and gut-wrenching. And why, if Sam Cayhall was a Klansman and a racist, would the black prisoners farewell him like they do? | Rating: 2/4, January 1, 2000 Rated R From beginning to end, it is an engrossing read. Because Cayhall is played by Gene Hackman, an actor who implies decency in his very bones, we know that he will not go to the gas chamber spouting Klan slogans. All Critics (25) Adam's father also committed suicide--perhaps because of the violent acts he watched Cayhall perform. Als de uitvoering van het vonnis dichterbij komt, graaft Adam koortsachtig naar verborgen aanwijzingen in het familieverleden. But the ugly things they say linger in the air, there to be admired by anyone on their wavelength. Or because he hopes for a deathbed conversion?

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For Violent Images and Some Language, Immerse Yourself in Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project #3, New Works Virtual Festival Rescheduled for November, Seeking Editors, Video Interview: Aaron Sorkin, Eddie Redmayne & Frank Langella on The Trial of the Chicago 7. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Een film over rassenhaat en de doodstraf, maar bij beiden onderwerpen blijft het wat oppervlakkig. The attitudes about African Americans and Jews here represent the pornography of hate, and although the movie ends by punishing evil, I got the sinking feeling that, just as with the old sex films, by the time the ending came around, some members of the audience had already gotten what they bought their tickets for. Davis Entertainment, This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Save me. Puur dankzij het goede spel van Hackman toch nog **. My personal favorite is his first book, A Time to Kill, later adapted into a successful film. In een serie spannende en onverwachte ontwikkelingen, ontdekt Adam duistere geheimen en zware ontgoochelingen die hem uiteindelijk naar de schokkende waarheid leiden. | Rating: 2/5, June 18, 2002 It's a truly touching piece of film-making, and a very thought provoking and intelligent one. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Zoek naar deze film op dvd/blu-ray op Amazon.

Gene Hackman gives one of his greatest performances ever.

Cayhall quickly discovers who his new attorney really is, and reacts with a litany of colorful hate language.

That's particularly true because the villains in each film (played by Kiefer Sutherland in “A Time to Kill” and Gene Hackman and Raymond Barry in “The Chamber”) are the most colorful characters, overwhelming the more pedestrian heroes played by Matthew McConaughey and Chris O'Donnell. | Rating: 1/4 There is also some confusion involving Cayhall's relationship with another conspirator named Rollie Wedge (Raymond Barry). Yes, the racist characters are the villains. |, January 1, 2000 For instance, Faye Dunaway as Adam's alcoholic Aunt struggles manically, and gives a much too dramatic and theatrical performance for this film. .” Flashbacks show how Cayhall murdered the father of his son's black playmate, traumatizing his children and sending remorse spiraling down through the generations. Watching “The Chamber,” I was reminded of that time. The Chamber, zo wordt het vertrek waarin de elektrische stoel staat doorgaans genoemd, en daar gaat het verhaal dan ook over. With Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky.

| If the film's purpose had been to present an unredeemable villain, they would have cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, M. Emmet Walsh or another actor who can be read as completely hateful. 108 minuten, geregisseerd door James Foley This film will leave a bad taste in your mouth.

Minste Grisham verfilming (en het was ook al niet zijn beste boek).
I didn't believe his behavior, and I particularly didn't believe theirs. Any subject, including racism, can be the legitimate material of a movie.
Deze film was tijdens mijn allereerste sneak. What the movie reveals fairly quickly is that Adam Hall is Cayhall's grandson. But I am not happy when I see deep wounds in our society being opened for the purpose of entertainment. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.

| Rotten (22). Jammer alleen dat het na verloop van tijd een beetje traag begint te worden. Pretty good for poor white trash. The Chamber is John Grisham’s best-selling book – ever. 'k vond het geen slechte film, geen thriller, eerder drama, maar desondanks wel het bekijken waard. Because he hates the death penalty more?

| Rating: C On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 12% based on reviews from 25 critics. Is it because he is more against the death penalty? Without giving away details, all I can suggest is that Cayhall's loyalty serves the plot, not common sense.

|. Deze film even bekeken en ik moet zeggen dat ik hem absoluut niet slecht vond. Contact / Over ons |

Cinemark Coming Soon. The real subject of “The Chamber” is the family left behind by old Sam Cayhall: his son, a suicide; his grandson, who dreams of a Death Row miracle; his daughter (Dunaway), who has married a local banker and says she's “done pretty well for poor white trash. All rights reserved. “The Chamber” is not a serious movie about anything, and so when characters are allowed to rant at length about their hatred of African Americans and Jews, repeating the most vile hate clichés, what I get from the screen is not simply dialogue but the broadcasting of dangerous language. | Rating: 3/4 If only a better director had been at the helm, and the odd performance had been touched up a bit, this picture would have been an instant classic. Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade "B+" on scale of A to F. Zoals het in een Grisham-verfilming hoort, gaat het er vrij spannend aan toe. | Top Critics (8) Een 26-jarige advocaat (O'Donnell), wil zijn grootvader Sam (Hackman), die al tien jaar in death row zit voor de moord op …

Wel redelijk goed geacteerd, maar niet echt spannend. "The Chamber," released in 1996, and based on John Grisham's novel from two years earlier, is one such movie. Any subject, including racism, can be the legitimate material of a movie.

Dit vooral door de acteerprestatie van Gene Hackman en toch ook wel Chris O'Donnell. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. Hackman is a superb actor, but even in his most vile moments here, the musical score undermines the effect by sneaking in feelings of sadness and thoughtfulness. But I am not happy when I see deep wounds in our society being opened for the purpose of entertainment. Cayhall has a month to live, and, just as even he has given up on any hope of a successful appeal, the old man gets a visit from his grandson lawyer, Adam Hall (Competently played by Chris O'Donnell). Verenigde Staten | Rating: 3/5, July 2, 2005 2 sterretjes. Directed by James Foley. Gene Hackman doet het op zich prima (iets wat vooral zichtbaar is tijdens de finale). Een niet bijster spannende Grisham verfilming die wordt gered door de uitstekende (zoals gewoonlijk) rol van Hackman.Daardoor toch meer dan de moeite waard.

By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. But in the two Grisham films this year, I get the queasy feeling that race hate is working like a condiment to add spice to otherwise unremarkable courtroom stories. Gene Hackman plays Sam Cayhall, the racist bigot from America's ole' South, whose been on death row for several decades, following his involvement in the unintentional murder of a Jewish family. Why would Adam Hall want to save his racist bigot grandfather if he is against racism?

Adam Hall is een jong idealistische jonge advocaat die de clementiezaak van zijn opa Sam Cayhall, eens lid van de Ku Klux Klan, op zich neemt. I have heard all of Cayhall's clichés before, but they have pretty much disappeared from general use in America, and there will be some younger audience members hearing them for the first time. | Rating: 2.5/4, June 15, 2007

The attorney's two young sons were killed; he was maimed and later committed suicide.

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy But the ugly things they say linger in the air, there to be admired by anyone on their wavelength. Ik vond het ook nogal ongeloofwaardig hoe de ter dood veroordeelde van het ene op het andere moment eigenlijk tot inkeer kwam. Redelijke film waarin een advocaat de zaak aanneemt die gaat over de ter dood veroordeling van zijn opa.

Perhaps the film's biggest mistake is in its failure to develop a proper character out of 'Rollie Wedge' (Robert Prosky), the man who may or may not have been involved in the terrible murder that Sam is now on death row for. Knap dat een film met zulke zware onderwerpen als racisme en de doodstraf me zo weinig kan aangrijpen.

How well I'll be accepted after everybody finds out I'm Hitler's daughter is another thing. Having read both the book and having seen the film, I draw two conclusions.

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A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a … Dit heeft deels te maken met hoe het verhaal wordt gebracht maar ook met de weinig overtuigende O'Donnel.

Met nog maar 28 dagen voor de executie, gaat Adam op zoek naar de gebeurtenissen die leidden tot de misdaad waarvoor Sam is veroordeeld. Young lawyer Adam Hall (Chris O'Donnell) launches a legal appeal for his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall (Gene Hackman), a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.

If you spend half as much time tryin' to be a lawyer instead of tryin' to be Dick Tracy, I might not be dead in five days.

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Hard to watch at times, but very well done. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". The Chamber, zo wordt het vertrek waarin de elektrische stoel staat doorgaans genoemd, en daar gaat het verhaal dan ook over. Having read both the book and having seen the film, I draw two conclusions.

Accused of killing two young Jewish boys years earlier, Sam meets his grandson in a Mississippi prison on death row, and the atmosphere is tense. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account.