Rocketman

critic Reviews

89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score89%
  • It's going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist's life like Rocketman.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mel CampbellScreenHub
    This is a very sentimental film - but then isn't that the pleasure of musicals? I'm here for Rocketman's exuberant mythologising.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    Elton John puts it all out there, and Taron Egerton is "Captain Fantastic" as Elton John.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    Rocketman forgoes the biopic element for entertainment as Fletcher includes lots of unnecessary visual elements, hiding the man behind the performer.
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    Zhuo-Ning SuAwards Daily
    The movie not only does a fine job in finding the emotionally and narratively meaningful moments for the songs, but also reminds you what power lies in the magical combination of music and lyrics itself.
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    Karen M. PetersonAwardsCircuit.com
    Dexter Fletcher has reinvigorated the musical biopic.
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    Rebecca HarrisonSight and Sound
    Rocketman ramps the camp up to 11, throws on some sequinned spectacles, and sparks fireworks of pure joy in glitzy song-and-dance routines.
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    Lael LoewensteinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Sometimes it feels just a little contrived, but it has a freeness and a lightness and a sort of Bollywood-ness to it that is a lot of fun to watch.
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    Jason Di RossoABC News (Australia)
    If only the film's unflinching gaze and sheer energy were enough to inspire a great film.
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    Juan BarquinDim the House Lights
    While Dexter Fletcher attempts spectacle in his set pieces, he lacks the charm and technical prowess to nail them successfully.
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    When I say Rocketman is not your typical biopic, I mean it is not your typical biopic. A mix of real life events and fantasy -- and trust me when I say, it works perfectly.
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