Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well – turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.
- " Chicago's so engrossing that you even forget to reach out for the Coke n' popcorn. Now isn't that entertainment! " – Namrata Joshi
- " In effect it is filmed theatre, but this brings its own compensations: the more fake Chicago looks, the more real it seems to get. " – Barbara Ellen
- " What makes this more than a film of a great stage show is the way that the action spills seamlessly from the stage sets into real life. Magic. " – James Christopher