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03/05/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Among the Best Musicals Ever Made

One of the best musicals ever made. Bob Fosse choreography, the amazing Catherine Zeta Jones in the role formerly played by Chita Rivera, and Rene Zelweger, along with Richard Gere and John C. Reilly. Every movement, every step, every note is a gem done with perfection. The cinematography and costuming are the best. Richard Gere talk-sings his songs, like many stars have done in musicals, including Richard Harris in Camelot. Gere does the tap dancing himself and does a great job. Notice the quiet number by John C Reilly called Cellophane Man, along with the glitzy Razzle Dazzle 'em number (which mirrors real life). A wonderful vacation to the Roaring 20s, complete with flappers, bad girls, bad guys, murder, and outstanding music writing and performing. A musical lover's delight. Among t...

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06/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Great Musical

As someone who finds most musicals to be nauseating and annoying, I wasn't expecting much from this movie, despite the fact that it won the Best Picture Oscar. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the songs to be very catchy and clever. Certainly one of the better musicals I have ever seen.

The level of talent needed to make a film such as this one is very high. The cast does not disappoint, with some great performances from Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. I must admit to not being a very big fan of Zeta-Jones, but she is simply incredible in this film, which showcases her immense talent in singing, dancing, and acting. She certainly deserved her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for this performance.

This film is also a great commentary about the court of public ...

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03/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Chicago review

This reviewer is not really into musicals, this one impressed me nonetheless. Maybe because it was directed in a really good manner and well casted. Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) performs All That Jazz while Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) is in the audience imagining her performing. Fred lies to Roxie and pays the price for it. Matron "Mama" Morton (Queen Latifah) recommends Lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) to Roxie. The editing, production and choreography was well planned. Catherine Zeta-Jones was energetic and electric while Renée Zellweger authentic. Screenplay was surprisingly good with a few wonderful quotes: Fred – “That’s life sweetheart.” Mama Morton - “It’s a crazy world.” Roxie – “Opportunities pass you by.” “You can like the life you're living, you can live the life you ...

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10/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Chicago (2002)

All her life Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) wanted to be a showgirl. She idolized singers like Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and wished to one day be just like her. Of course, in 1920’s Chicago, it’s not easy being a showgirl, and Roxie was willing to do anything or anyone to get there. When the man she slept with (Dominic West) turned out to be a fraud, she blew him away and landed herself in prison. Her only way out now was through her warden “Mama” Morton (Queen Latifah) and the slick lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) in the Best Picture winning movie musical, “Chicago.”

Obviously the highlight of the film would be the music, and it truly is well done. Zellweger and Zeta-Jones both belt out stunning performances, while Queen Latifah and Gere have equally stellar talents. Another ...

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07/30/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Simply Incredible!

CHICAGO tells the story of Roxie Hart, a vague young thing married to a colorless man, Amos Hart (John C. Reilly), but carrying on with a low-life Fred Caseley (Dominic West) who's made more promises than he can keep. She shoots him dead, and is thrown in jail where she meets Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a vaudeville star who's also in for the murder of her sister and lover, whom she found in bed together. The rousing musical number, "Cell Block Tango" is the show-stopper here, where Velma and five other inmates tell their story of how they arrived in jail. It is visually stunning, with each of the women using blood-red scarves which they use to describe their murders, and the dancers are in top form, sexy, ferocious, and dangerous.
The talent of "Chicago" is unsurpassed. Renee Ze...

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