100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
At times, Chicago has the feel of a revue, with the major characters taking turns at their own show-stopping numbers. If it's too much of a good thing, I say, bring it on.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is a total blast, and what a surprise.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret."
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100

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The usually quiet Zellweger is the revelation: Like her character, the actress seems happily amazed to find herself crossing a polished dance floor, sheathed in silk and diamonds, having the naughty, self-glorifying time of her life.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
More than any other example in recent memory, Chicago shows how much the element of surprise is missing from today's movies.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Chicago, based on Bob Fosse's Broadway smash, kills.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Freshly transplanted from the stage, is a thrilling ode to the intertwined glories of sex, showmanship, and lying: what the film calls ''the old razzle-dazzle.''
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
An exuberant, appropriately cynical reinvention of the stalwart Broadway hit that deftly straddles the line between old-fashioned Hollywood musicals and experimental concoctions like last year's "Moulin Rouge."
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Throw bouquets at Marshall, who instead of dissecting it to death, neatly resurrects the Hollywood musical.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a dazzling song and dance extravaganza, with just enough words to support the music and allow everyone to catch their breath between songs.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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