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3.5 Stars
Chicago Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: at Showcase Orange
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2002 Category: Drama Comedy Musical
Director: Rob Marshall Time: 113 min. Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins & Fred Ebb

Mine: It is close to being great. The music and story are top notch and so current. Zeta-Jones it dynamite! Great enery and moves well. She also nails the role. Gere is even good. I have almost never liked a move he has been in, but here he is charming and sleazy and does a good job. The weekness here is Rene Zellwiger. The role of Roxy is a very difficult one and she is not up to the task. She has the desparate greedy grasping part of the role down well, but there should be another side to the character. Something that makes her appealing. Rene does not show us that in here portrayl. John C. Reilly does a great job as the happless husband. His musical number is subtly one of the best.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Catherine Zeta-Jones as:
Velma Kelly
Renee Zellweger Renee Zellweger as:
Roxie Hart
Richard Gere Richard Gere as:
Billy Flynn
John C. Reilly John C. Reilly as:
Amos Hart
Queen Latifah Queen Latifah as:
Mama Morton
Lucy Liu Lucy Liu as:
Kitty Baxter
Christine Baranski Christine Baranski as:
Mary Sunshine
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Martin Harrison
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Fred Casley
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