Reviewed May 21, 2012
Silent J’s review:
I've never really been a fan of musicals. It's hard for me to get into the story when characters randomly break out in song. The only musicals I can really stand are those where the music actually helps progress the story, like All That Jazz. I'm willing to make an exception for the film Chicago. Not only is it beautifully directed, well written, and well acted but it has some of the best songs I've ever heard in a film like He Had It Coming and Mister Cellophane. Perfect balance between comedy, drama, and music. Excellent acting from a terrific cast that includes Renne Zellweger (in her best performance), Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifa, and John C. Reily. The script is intelligent, satiric, and often hysterical. Stunning choreography. Terrific film. It may have not deserved to win Best Picture, but that does'nt make it any less good.