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.
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    Alessa DominguezBuzzFeed News
    Rocketman is, in some ways, a sad reminder that even in its most supposedly fantastic imaginings, Hollywood fantasies can still be so straight.
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    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 & 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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    Jeffrey Harris411mania
    Rocketman is a strong, triumphant look at the life and times of singer Elton John. Taron Egerton gives an astounding, emotional, and electric performance as the legendary pop star.
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    M.N. MillerReady Steady Cut
    A bold, dazzling, lavish, decadent film that features a career-altering performance by Taron Egerton.
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    Merryn JohnsCurve
    Taron Egerton’s performance, including pitch-perfect singing, is nothing short of miraculous. He’s energetic, egomaniacal, and yet somehow thoroughly worth empathizing with.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    The committed performance is something speciala sensitive and frenzied role that reminds us just how fascinating Elton John and his music remains.
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