Chicago (2003) The '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine… 2003-01-14 Richard Gere Queen Latifah John C. Reilly Various Artists Renee Zellweger Catherine Zeta-Jones Soundtracks
Queen Latifah, Chicago | ALL HAIL THE QUEEN ''Chicago'' -- featuring Latifah on a hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango'' -- is our kind of soundtrack
Image credit: Chicago: David James
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN ''Chicago'' -- featuring Latifah on a hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango'' -- is our kind of soundtrack
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Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2003; Lead Performances: Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Various Artists and Renee Zellweger...; Genre: Soundtracks

The '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine Zeta-Jones acquitting herself best among the novice belters, even sans leggy visual aids. If you found the movie ''Class''-less, the album restores that cut number, and adds some lesser non-film bonuses, too -- like a Queen Latifah/Lil' Kim/Macy Gray hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango,'' mercifully left off the end credits but amusing enough here.

Originally posted Jan 13, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints