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Wednesday, December 24, 2003

OOoooogagagahgahgah. Chicago. Ewwwww.

(That was a capsule review. For the full review with some spoilers, highlight the following text:)

I just saw Chicago. I mean. Gross. Eww. Can't get it out of my head.
It starts as a pretty legitimate satire of the corrupt criminal justice system. Sometime after the first hour the movie spun completely out of control as we were actually supposed to sympathize with the murderous hero, and even amidst all the flash and glamour, I was completely bored. The movie could have been about an hour shorter, with no glamour, and would have been a searing commentary on the state of the nation and the media. Instead, we get Moulin Rouge II-- flashy dance numbers long enough to fool critics that they're watching art.

Leticia Score: 2 out of 5. Solid concept, acting, and performance botched in every way possible by the excecution (so to speak). Wake me up when the plot picks back up.

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