Chicago Poster

Release Date: January 24th, 2003

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.

Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs

Director: Rob Marshall

Genres: Musical, Drama

Production Co: Miramax, Storyline Entertainment, Producers Circle

Distributors: Miramax Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Marshall, a veteran stage director/choreographer who proved his cinematic skills with his television adaptations of the musicals Cinderella and Annie, does a superb job here, beautifully contrasting the gritty storyline with the hard-edged musical numbers. show more

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

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