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

Keywords: Rivalry, Fall, Rise, Murder, Mystery, Prison

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.

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

  • 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

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Sound
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Film Editing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)