Chicago

 (7,387)7.21 h 53 min2002X-RayPG-13
The hit stage musical becomes a multiple-Oscar winning film! A sly lawyer and two women accused of murder become media darlings in this Jazz Age tale. Awarded Best Film and Best Supporting Actress (Zeta-Jones).
Directors
Rob Marshall
Starring
Catherine Zeta-JonesRenee ZellwegerRichard Gere
Genres
DramaArts, Entertainment, and Culture
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None available
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Queen LatifahDenise FayeJohn C. ReillyChristine BaranskiLucy LiuTaye DiggsColm FeoreDominic WestMya HarrisonSusan MisnerEkaterina ChtchelkanovaDeidre Goodwin
Producers
Marty RichardsMartin Richards
Studio
MIRAMAX
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

7387 global ratings

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NikkiReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yasss
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Accidentally bought this while v drunk. My bank thought my identity was stolen because, well idk...i hit buttons until I got the movie to play. Who knows where all I tried to buy it from. Great film. Drunk me had a fabulous time. Did not the next day in class when my bank called. I guess I had it coming 💃
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lawrence chanReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A definite winner hands down without any hesitation.
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A throughly enjoyable and entertaining film version of the Broadway production.
Two of my favorite scenes are "When you're good to mama" played by Queen Latifah and the mesmerizing "Cellblock Tango".

My only complaint is the pacing, which could have been a tad less "galloping" for lack of a better word; which almost leaves you gasping for air.
Otherwise, the production values, choreography and stagings are superb.

I saw the 1996 revival which was fun and memorable, but I especially appreciated the often overlooked portrayal of "Mr. Cellophane" who I believe may have been played by Amos Hart; unfortunately I don't have the original Playbill to verify this.
17 people found this helpful
Kara Livingston NicastroReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is Such an Epic Movie
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This is one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Every actor and detail was so perfect. The musical numbers were stunning and made you want to clap along with the audience at the end. Each character was so well done. For example, Amos, the sweet lovable dope that married Roxie. John C. Reilly was cast into the role, rightfully so. He has Big Lovable Dope Energy. This movie should be on your must see list as it is a classic and wonderful. One thing to be aware of are violence and sex scenes. The movie revolves around getting away with murder and at one point a woman is hanged. There are a few raunchy scenes in the first few minutes of the movie that would be uncomfortable to watch with your kids, but in my opinion the gloriousness of this movie overrides it. Just cover their eyes! Anyway, I hope you do watch this movie because if you love musicals you will not be dissapointed.
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MikaReviewed in the United States on October 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie! Not for younger audiences!
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Absolutely fabulous movie! We saw Chicago on stage, and the music was stuck in my head so long, that I simply had to buy the movie to hear it all again! The story is great, too, speaking of the corruption and ways of the media, not only in the past, but in the present as well. The stage is well-set, and this is one of the best movies ever. With catchy music, a drawing story, and moments of hilarity and sadness, the movie is certainly a hit. Not for younger audiences, as it does have murder, sexual themes, etc.. This movie is not similar to many other stage-to-film movies, as it is not simply a "view from the audience," nor is it a film following one person around and expanding beyond the text of the original. It has jumps from on-stage to in the jail, but is done really well. It's like a combination of watching from the audience and seeing a movie, or cut scenes from the past, at the same time. We watched this on stage as a family, then bought the film, and a few weeks later, we watched it. Most agreed the experiences were different, both good, but the film does a great job of recreating the play in a unique and enjoyable way.
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TeriReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
CHICAGO (WIDESPEAD EDITION)
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It is a satire movie about two women on death row - Renee Zelwegger (Roxie Hart) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Velma Kelly). They develop a rivalry for publicity, celebrity status and attention from their lawyer Richard Gere (Billy Flynn). They are so beautiful and sexy, and their sparks explode on the screen. It shows they are having fun while doing this movie. It also shows that Zeta Jones is the Ms Congeniality of the group, and makes them cohesive and friendly with each other. Her fellow actors praise her for it (in the Special features). The setting is 1920s Chicago. Each of them performed their own songs and dance routines. I know Zeta Jones could sing and dance, but I did not know about Gere and Zelwegger, but they do and did, awesome. The dance moves are so spectacularly choreographed. The tap dance by Gere, wow, he must have practiced tirelessly. Queen Latifah as Mama Morton, John Reilly as Amos Hart, and Christine Baranski as Mary Sunshine/Reporter perfectly performed their roles. Overall, strong execution and contribution from all the cast and crew of this film. KUDOS to Rob Marshall the Director and Bill Condon the Screenplay writer. This movie is truly deserving for the Oscar recognition. I watched it 4x already since I got it.
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MandyReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Who knew Cathrine Zeta Jones could sing and dance?
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I love this movie! The all star cast deliver with humor and scandal. The singing and dancing are a lot of fun. I am so impressed by Catherine Zeta Jones singing and dancing. At the end of the movie where she is standing next to Rene Zellweger one really gets to see what an awesome figure she has! Renee Zellweger can sing and she played her scandalous character well. Loved Richard Greer's and Queen Latifah performances as well.
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Robert HayesReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quite a spectacular musical...and all that jazz
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Even though I don't watch too many musicals, I've ended up liking the handful I've seen. That trend continues with CHICAGO, which is possibly the best modern musical I've seen (to differentiate it from classic Hollywood musicals of the 1950's-1960's). Since it's been out for over 10 years, most people probably know the basic plot. Set in 1920's Chicago, it's about a woman who murders her lover, gets sent to prison and uses the publicity to become a tabloid sensation and star. Everything about the film is just spectacular, from the sets and costumes, the musical numbers, to the singing and performances. Who knew that Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere could sing and dance so well? The film also has some great (if a little on-the-nose) commentary about corruption in the justice system and opportunists who are just out for their 15 minutes of fame. Richard Gere was perfect as the slimy lawyer who always gets his clients off...as long as he gets paid. Catherine Zeta-Jones was also good as a jazz sensation whose better days are behind her, and Renee Zellweger provided nice counterpoint as an ingenue looking to break into the biz. Even the way the film is constructed was pretty innovative. All of the musical numbers take place in the minds of the characters (except for the opening and closing numbers) so that the basic plot can maintain a sense of realism. There was also a kinetic energy in the way the musical numbers were filmed and edited that made them really pop off the screen. Overall, with some classic Kander/Ebb tunes, great performances and pointed commentary on fame and the justice system, CHICAGO is a film I can see myself returning to again and again.
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strawbrryfldReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best productions I’ve ever seen !
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Fabulous movie ! Great acting fabulous singing and wonderful dance numbers. New take on Bob Fosses All That Jazz dance style ! So many great moments Catherine Zeta Jones is phenomenal ! Renee Zellwegers performance as Rocky Hart was bang dead on. Richard Gere played the hel* out of Billy Flynn and he did a nice job with his tap performance (which I can tell you is not easy) Queen Latifih in the role of Momma Morton extraordinary and her number When your good to Momma just blew me away ! And what can you say about Christine Baranski that has never been said before ? I enjoyed every moment she was on screen ! My personal favorite moment is John C Riellys Mr Cellophane number. He makes this dance routine look deceptively simple and his vocals are outstanding. I knew of his talent for singing and playing guitar, but this number took him to a whole new level ! The entire cast and crew are top notch. You will be disappointed ! This was some of the best money I ever spent !
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