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Chicago

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Queen Latifah, Chicago
Chicago: David James

Chicago

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/27/02
performer:
Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Christine Baranski, Queen Latifah, Mya, John C. Reilly
director:
Rob Marshall
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Bill Condon
genre:
musical, Drama

We gave it an A-

The ’96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb’s riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine Zeta-Jones acquitting herself best among the novice belters, even sans leggy visual aids. If you found the movie ”Class”-less, the album restores that cut number, and adds some lesser non-film bonuses, too — like a Queen Latifah/Lil’ Kim/Macy Gray hip-hop update of ”Cell Block Tango,” mercifully left off the end credits but amusing enough here.

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