" Might be okay for geese growin up thinking they’re airplaines, but as far as I can tell horses can’t fly. "
— Robert Redford, Horse Whisperer

MRQE Top Critic

Chicago

Not a must-buy for owners of the original, but a better package than the previous release —Matt Anderson (DVD review...)

Zellweger, Gere, and Zeta-Jones add color to Chicago

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This is your typical average action movie/disaster film. It can be fun if you acknowledge beforehand that you are not about to experience, say, literature.

The movie’s shortcomings are its overused, overdramatized cliches and stereotypes: there’s the cocky know-it-all mountain climber who oozes ego (guess what happens to him). There’s the always-arguing parents, traveling with their daughter (guess what enduring this disaster helps their family do). And of course there’s the implausible physics required in action movies.

The movie’s saving graces are an exciting sequence involving four giant air circulation fans, not too much dialog from Stallone, a smart, capable female sidekick played by Amy Brenneman, a complete lack of a tacked-on love interest, and of course the implausible physics that allows for cool stunts and explosions required in action movies.