Chicago (Diamond Edition)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Winner of 6 academy Awards, Chicago is a dazzling spectacle cheered by audiences and critics alike! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) and spotlight seeking Roxie Hart (Zellweger) both find themselves sharing space on Chicago's famed Murderess Row! They also share Billy Flynn (Gere), the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. But in Chicago, there's only room for one legend!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 251
- Fresh: 214
- Rotten: 37
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Chicago has so much razzle-dazzle that viewers may end up both raised and dazed. It's remorselessly inventive, trying anything fast and sassy to keep you watching.
Fresh: With performers as good as these and the freshness of Bill Condon's screenplay and Marshall's direction, there's really very little wrong with Chicago. What it lacks is something intangible -- heat.
Rotten: The film has punch, but it never really conveys the delicious, redeeming sense that life can be lived on the hoof.
Fresh: For sheer, audacious musical entertainment it tops last year's Moulin Rouge, and ranks among the greatest adapted Broadway shows ever.
Two versions of this movie. Why buy this one?
Search iTunes for the other version of Chicago. Compare the details. Yes, this version has access to iTunes Extras, but the specs for this version says “Format Fullscreen” Seriously? This isn’t Widescreen? Perhaps more importantly, this 1080p copy is 4.57GB, while the 1080p copy of the other version of Chicago here on iTunes is 5.07GB, telling me this version is more heavily compressed which likely means a lower quality. While I would like access to iTunes Extras, I’m not willing to give up Widescreen, nor am I willing to accept a higher level of compression.
Unfortunate Closed Captions
Prospective buyers, please be advised the the captions for this version have been highly edited to remove or replace any degree of profanity, no matter how minor. References to religious figures or concepts in the film have been edited as well.
Considering that the audio track contains the original wording, it's baffling as to why someone felt the need to sanitize the closed captions to such a startling extent. Had I been aware of this before purchasing, I would have looked at the other version available.