Critic Consensus: A rousing and energetic adaptation of the Broadway musical, Chicago succeeds on the level pure spectacle, but provides a surprising level of depth and humor as well.
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Critic Reviews for Chicago
Chicago is sexy, sordid and sensational, the Windy City's biggest hit since the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
As sentimental as a plywood casket, Chicago has satirical bite and a mean wit that somehow never obscures its characters' unlikely likability.
With performers as good as these and the freshness of Bill Condon's screenplay and Marshall's direction, there's really very little wrong with Chicago. What it lacks is something intangible -- heat.
Rob Marshall's screen version of the near-venerable show looks great, in its razzly-dazzly neo-Fosse way, and sounds good, especially when Renee Zellweger's gorgeous Roxie Hart is singing her heart out.
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.|