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on October 26, 2015
If you like musicals you will like this.
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on April 15, 2015
Movie to watch over and over again.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon March 11, 2007
"Captain Kirk, the approaching probe will destroy Earth if we do not respond with whale sound!" "O.K., send them some." "The sounds will be real but it will just be gibberish." "Well people watched `Chicago'; what make you think the probe is any more discerning?"

The plot line by (Maurine Dallas Watkins) is a killer; it is all about the whimsical world of killing. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) killed her husband and sister. Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) shoots her boyfriend Fred Cassely (Dominic West) dead. And a whole bevy of sleazy babes that killed their significant others. They kill a few songs. And the plot was never alive.

It is possible that the play may have had some redeeming social value. However by the time it was hacked up for this movie the only thing of value is the fast forward button. And again just because the movie has the appearance of a play does not give it any virtue.

If you do like murder and music then you may prefer "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (1982)

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on June 5, 2003
Musicals used to portray a world so benevolent, an existence so happy, that people would spontaneously break out into cheerful, happy tunes. Now, at the start of a new century, the musical is back--but gone is the very "sense of life" that made the genre wonderful to watch. In its place is a cynical, malevolent world inhabited by seedy characters one finds a hard time respecting, much less keeping interest in. _Chicago_ is perhaps the most famous of the new type of musical and, as one would expect from the above, I found it painful to watch.
The movie's main character is Roxie Hart: a confused little girl who desires fame first and then freedom--a freedom she hardly deserves having killed the guy she was sleeping on her husband with. Another is Billy Flynn: a media-hungry lawyer who desires only fame and money--both of which he recieves in the movie by the detestable means of freeing murderers. A character called Velma rounds off this group. She is a singer who starts off the movie's plot by killing her sister and husband in a jealous fit of excitement.
What could be worse? A lot. The inter-action of this pathetic, immoral group of gutter-trash proceeds with a host of songs not celebrating life--but damning it. At one point a number is sung where a ton of prison-girls sing "he had it coming". These are not the villains of the movie, but the people the audience is supposed to be connecting with. Let me be clear: if you buy the movie being discussed and watch it you will be entering a world where you're supposed to sympathize with killers and with those who set them free. As such, one's personal response to a movie like this is telling.
The reviews shown here, and throughout America, seem to suggest that this is a good movie (if not "the greatest of all time"), a movie that they like immensely. Well, to those who like this movie, to those who enjoy watching such filth, let me say the following: Speak for yourself, brother. There are still some people left who detest killers and their advocates--there still exist some who would rather watch heroes tap-dancing to raised champagne glasses than villains frolicking around to raised fists. I am one of those people and, as such, I think _Chicago_ is horrible. Simply and dreadfully horrible.
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on April 30, 2015
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on August 31, 2003
GUYS- this movie is to be avoided at all costs, unless you love musicals. Any guy who walks into this unsuspecting, as I did, is in for 2 hours of hell. Only one guy gets shot in this movie, no nudity at all, and lots and lots and lots of singing and dancing. No car chases, no explosions, no shootouts... Definitely not a "man's" movie, and nothing you would talk to the guys at work about. You have been warned! Let the woman watch it while you give the lawn a 2 hour mowing.
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on July 11, 2014
belle musique
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on September 29, 2003
This movie completely sucked. For it to win the academy award is beyond me. Kathereen zeta jones who has no talent whatsoever won best supporting actress? Oscar has become a joke. Save yourself the time and watch a football game instead.
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on April 22, 2015
parfait
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on November 19, 2003
There...simply are no words. None at all. Other than there should be a -5 star rating.
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