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Synopsis

Everyone loves a legend--but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, and becomes the center of the town's most notorious murder case--only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart, seduced by the city's promise of style and adventure, dreams of singing and dancing her way to stardom. When Roxie's abusive lover tries to walk out on her, she too ends up in prison. The ambitious Billy recognizes another made-for-tabloids story, and postpones Velma's court date to take on Roxie's case. Infamy is Roxie's ticket to stardom. Billy turns her crime of passion into celebrity headlines, and in this town, where murder is a form of entertainment, she becomes a bona fide star--much to Velma's chagrin. As Roxie fashions herself out to be America's latest sweetheart, Velma has more than a few surprises in store for her. Tensions climax as the two women stop at nothing to outdo each other in their obsessive pursuit of fame and celebrity.

Cast

  • Taye Diggs
  • Cliff Saunders
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Renée Zellweger
  • Dominic West
  • Jayne Eastwood
  • Bruce Beaton
  • Roman Podhora
  • John C. Reilly
  • Colm Feore

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones added Velma's pose for the photographers in the Cell Block Tango.
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Goofs

  • During Roxie Hart's trial, when Velma Kelly is on the stand, her necklace is on both sides of her neck/chest, then in the next shot, only one side, and then the next, both again.
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Quotes

    • Velma Kelly: She stole my garter!
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Metacritic

100

Isn't just the most explosively entertaining movie musical in a couple of decades. It's going to be the most influential: the one that inspires the rebirth of the Hollywood musical.

Metacritic review by David Edelstein
David Edelstein
Slate
90

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.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
30

Chicago is a failure, but that should not come as a surprise. Bob Fosse, who directed and choreographed the original 1975 Broadway production, was long baffled in making a film of the show and eventually gave up trying.

Metacritic review by Phil Hall
Phil Hall
Film Threat