is a Broadway musical transformed into a clever film that knows
how to use song and dance to tell a story in a new-fangled creative
way and say it in a toe-tapping style.
What a welcome surprise, just full of glittering
razzle-dazzle. Then throw in a couple of juicy murders along
with the best good early jazz you'll ever hear.
With superb acting throughout . Can you
hear me now?
is a marvelous cast trapped in a fantasy, filled with musical
numbers and dazzling costumes, and in the expert hands of director
Rob Marshall, one of those rare instances where play to film
An entertaining story, where fantasy and
reality share a common thread.
1929 Chicago never looked so good, and
musicals never better.
is pure fun, right from the exciting and dazzling opener, which
sets the stage for the rest of the show.
It's smartly filmed and edited, everything
a musical is supposed to be. I liked the way the director allowed
the story to flow through the songs and dance with a kind of
The movie is a total blast.