Critic Consensus: A rousing and energetic adaptation of the Broadway musical, Chicago succeeds on the level of pure spectacle, but provides a surprising level of depth and humor as well.
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as Roxie Hart
as Velma Kelly
as Billy Flynn
as Matron `Mama' Morton
as Amos Hart
as Fred Casely
as Mary Sunshine
as Kitty Baxter
as Martin Harrison
as Sergeant Fogarty
as Newspaper photographer
as Stage manager
as Prison guard
as Hunyak's husband
as June's Husband
as Annie's Husband
as Mona's Husband
as Prison Clerk
as Liz's Husband
as Police photographer
as Mrs. Borusewicz
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Critic Reviews for Chicago
Chicago's so engrossing that you even forget to reach out for the Coke n' popcorn. Now isn't that entertainment!
In effect it is filmed theatre, but this brings its own compensations: the more fake Chicago looks, the more real it seems to get.
What makes this more than a film of a great stage show is the way that the action spills seamlessly from the stage sets into real life. Magic.
Whatever one's qualms about the material, its execution here is rock solid in ways that keep on impressing, right through to the niftiest end credits sequence in years.
As a reproduction of the stage show, Chicago isn't bad, but it makes no persuasive case for itself as a film.
Audience Reviews for Chicago
Might have appreciated it better had it not been for "all that jazz"! I don't like musicals usually, so apparently this form of satire didn't appeal me in the least.
Preferred Broadway show, but good adaptation. Renee was brilliant. Great music.
The music is already good, and it's a well made, dark and wry movie musical.
|Roxie Hart:||Forget it. It'll never work.|
|Velma Kelly:||Why not?|
|Roxie Hart:||'Cause I hate you.|
|Velma Kelly:||There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.....[She raises her eyebrow, grins slyly and Roxie turned around and change her sad mood into a glad condition.]|
|Velma Kelly:||There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.|
|Velma Kelly:||We can make a couple hundred a week. Think about it, Roxie. Our faces back in the papers, our names on the marquee.Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.|