Year of Release: 2002
Director: Rob Marshall
Approx. Running Time: 113 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"DAZZLING AND ELECTRIC! YOU CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER."
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Winner of six Academy Awards (2002) including Best Picture and starring Academy Award nominee (Best Actress, Chicago) and Golden Globe Winner (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, Chicago) Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones's Diary), Academy Award winner (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago) Catherine Zeta-Jones (Traffic), Academy Award nominee (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago) Queen Latifah (Bringing Down the House), Golden Globe winner (Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Chicago) Richard Gere (Unfaithful) and Academy Award nominee (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago) John C. Reilly (Gangs Of New York) - Chicago is a dazzling spectacle cheered byu audiences and critics alike!
At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there's only room for one legend! Also starring Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels)
"A SPLASHY, SEXY, KNOCKOUT! A RAZZLE-DAZZLER."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
As a general rule, I hate musicals. Can't stand them. It's just wrong for people to break out in spontaneous song and dance. But I really like this one. In part, that's probably because the characters don't actually break out in song - not really, anyway. All the routines are actually taking place in "Roxie Hart's" imagination.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)