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3,299 Ratings

Chicago

Directed by Rob Marshall
United States, 2002
Musical, Crime

Synopsis

A showgirl and vaudevillian wannabe, both on death row, compete for the spotlight in an attempt to avoid the gallows during the 1920s in The Windy City.

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Chicago Directed by Rob Marshall

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2003 | 6 wins including: Best Picture

2003 | 7 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

American Film Institute Awards

2003 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2002 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Directorial Debut

BAFTA Awards

2003 | 2 wins including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

2003 | 10 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

What are people saying?

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Chicago

    This is perhaps one of the biggest travesties of all time, a middle finger to one of the greatest choreographers of all time, Bob Fosse. The fact that he could take an amazing show like Chicago with it's very distinctive choreography and decide to redo it in his own style is nothing short of blasphemy. It's like taking 'The Sound of Music' and putting your own music as the soundtrack. Hollywood is a whore.

  • ramosbarajas's rating of the film Chicago

    One of the best musicals from the last decade. The story feels rushed and cramped sometimes, as if there were too many songs. Although, this doesn't work against it. Zeta Jones was the stand out for me. I keep imagining this film with Kidman. That would have been glorious. Not perfect, but very fun.

  • Roscoe's rating of the film Chicago

    Among the worst films ever made. Evidently shot and cut by blindfolded babboons. The gutless decision to make the songs into musical numbers taking place in the heroine's head is a disastrous one: the film all too often grinds to a halt to allow for too much cute editing between reality and fantasy. A vile abortion of a film.

  • etilen's rating of the film Chicago

    I'm gonna be a celebrity, that means somebody everyone knows. They're gonna recognize my eyes, my hair, my teeth, my boobs, my nose.

  • Ruthvcp's rating of the film Chicago

    When everybody else says this is just another piece of shit, this musical makes its way to be one of my faves. Despite the kinda boring story, the dances and songs are the life-savers. I would definitely watch this over and over again.

  • Charles Corn's rating of the film Chicago

    Zellweger is a honking miscast. Aside from Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the cast wouldn't be good enough for Broadway, so why are they good enough for Hollywood? Marshall's direction for the 'fantasy' big numbers is creative but stagey, and serves to highlight the dreariness of the 'reality' main plot and characters. It is enjoyable nevertheless and the quality of the musical numbers shines through.

  • Ian Pike's rating of the film Chicago

    Largely entertaining, but - okay, I know it's a musical - there is too much music, or rather all the numbers are too drawn out and all of a muchness...apart from the excellent Cellophane Man by the equally excellent John C Reilly. Obvious comparisons to be made with Cabaret - this fails the test. Story is too thin, everything is based on show, and Mr Gere is not Joel Grey!

  • ofNatalie LA's rating of the film Chicago

    It was the fatal combination of jazz and liqor. I cannot bear musicals, but in this, the numbers actually help the narrative, instead of competing with it. Why would you watch Renee in Bridget Jones when she is capable of this, maybe I'm more Roxie idk.