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Bob Fosse's sexy cynicism still shines in Chicago, a faithful movie adaptation of the choreographer-director's 1975 Broadway musical. Of course the story, all about merry murderesses and tabloid fame, is set in the Roaring '20s, but Chicago reeks of '70s disenchantment--this isn't just Fosse's material, it's his attitude, too. That's probably why the movie's breathless observations on fleeting fame and fickle public taste already seem dated. However, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are beautifully matched as Jazz Age vixens, and Richard Gere gleefully sheds his customary cool to belt out a showstopper. (Yes, they all do their own singing and dancing.) Whatever qualms musical purists may have about director Rob Marshall's cut-cut-cut style, the film's sheer exuberance is intoxicating. Given the scarcity of big-screen musicals in the last 25 years, that's a cause for singing, dancing, cheering. And all that jazz. --Robert Horton --This text refers to the DVD edition.
I love this movie, its absolutely fantastic!
The only reason that I've given it 3 stars (and not the deserving 5) is because of the digital copy - it does NOT work outside the... Read more
Enjoyed by the receiver of this gift and I give it a 5 star rating and a recommendation to those who love the older movies.Published 16 months ago by Gloryfid
Love this movie. I thought the quality would be better than the dvd I already owned, so I purchased this special edition. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Isabel Larocque
The Diamond Edition of Chicago arrives on blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.85:1 encode. Read more
It is as good as the original and you can not help but enjoy the song routines and the acting is excellent. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Franklin Sibbett