• Chicago (2003)

Chicago

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew 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

  • 90
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner 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 (2003)
Nominated Directing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Sound
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2003)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Art Direction
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Film Editing