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
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    This is certainly not your typical biopic but rather an entertaining mix of real-life and fantasy - much like Elton John is himself.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    This is no countdown greatest hits album, this is something else entirely and I loved every single minute of it.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Alex HeeneySeventh Row
    The film's framing device was a neat idea, though poorly executed...It wasn't a good sign that I spent much of Rocketman thinking about how incredibly talented and underused Jamie Bell is.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Michael A. SmithMediaMikes
    Full of great music and fantastical spectacle, "Rocketman" appears to be what everyone who found "Bohemian Rhapsody" lacking (I didn't - I thought it was one of the best films of the year) - wanted it to be.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alan CernyComingSoon.net
    How wonderful life is, with Rocketman in the world.
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