Rocketman

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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
    Erin KeaneSalon.com
    It's Taron Egerton as Elton John who carries and sells the film -- often backwards and in platform heels. Wild as it may sound to approach such a mercurial and marvelous character with beautiful restraint, Egerton's performance is meticulously calibrated.
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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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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Rocketman isn't a sanitised peek-a-boo of someone's life, barely teasing at the surface of a complex creative genius. Rocketman gives you the warts and all version, and it's not going to pink-wash John's sexuality.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    Really, on the basis of "Rocketman," you'd think Elton John never had a moment of fun.
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    Carrie RickeyTruthdig
    Like the Elton John it presents, it's about forgiveness. Love is love is love. Watching so many plume-festooned costumes take wing, you're inclined to believe that hope really is the thing with feathers.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    It's hard to pinpoint any real flaws in this movie...the movie is enlivened by its own approach.
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    Shah ShahidBlank Page Beatdown
    I recommend Rocketman to audiences that are fans of musicals, emotional journeys, and movies about real-life people. It's one of the best movies of the year, and deservingly so.
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    Lucy BuglassLucy Goes to Hollywood
    In the leading role, Taron Egerton absolutely shone as Elton. The fact he actually sang so many of his iconic songs, and did them well, is something that should be celebrated for years to come.
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    It's a majestic ode to the beloved icon with directorial flair.
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    Gisela SavdieEl Heraldo
    Glory and fame always come at a price [Full Review in Spanish]
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