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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Chicago, based on Bob Fosse's Broadway smash, kills. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is a total blast, and what a surprise. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    More than any other example in recent memory, Chicago shows how much the element of surprise is missing from today's movies. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    By the end, though, the production is engulfed by barely controlled frenzy -- all decor and no air, music as lo-cal ear candy, scenes as merchandise to be sold, people as two-dimensional props. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Throw bouquets at Marshall, who instead of dissecting it to death, neatly resurrects the Hollywood musical. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    At times, Chicago has the feel of a revue, with the major characters taking turns at their own show-stopping numbers. If it's too much of a good thing, I say, bring it on. show more

  • 100
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The usually quiet Zellweger is the revelation: Like her character, the actress seems happily amazed to find herself crossing a polished dance floor, sheathed in silk and diamonds, having the naughty, self-glorifying time of her life. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret." show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is a dazzling song and dance extravaganza, with just enough words to support the music and allow everyone to catch their breath between songs. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    An exuberant, appropriately cynical reinvention of the stalwart Broadway hit that deftly straddles the line between old-fashioned Hollywood musicals and experimental concoctions like last year's "Moulin Rouge." show more

  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Well made, entertaining and clever, songs and dances. I enjoyed the original non-musical with Ginger Rogers but the musical version adds more to the entertainment value.

  • July 21, 2008 Katiekata
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    It is amazing! Chicago is a true tribute to the stage show!

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