"In thinking about the state of American movies today, however, it is never a good idea to abandon cynicism altogether. Remember "Chicago." The best picture of 2002 is about an innocent young woman with dreams of show business glory who, through canny manipulation of the news media and the emotions of the public, gets away with murder."
-----A Night to Restore a Faith in Movies By A. O. SCOTT, March 24 2003, Critic's Notebook, New York Times
This is why I prefer Moulin Rouge to Chicago, because in Chicago there was never really any character (save perhaps for Roxie's poor husband), who I really cared for... I believe it is important that a film must contain a character with whom the audience must be able to sympathize with, and care for, and that ultimately there must be a triumph of the human spirit. and not of human vice.