Rocketman

audience Reviews

, 88% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A true masterpiece in my opinion. The musical moments are great, the acting is brilliant & the emotions are palpable. It's easy to envy the super rich & famous but this movie shows it can also be a very dark & lonely place to be.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Here's the issue I have with biopics - particularly those based around celebrities. Not everyone's life is cinematic. Just because someone became famous does not mean he automatically deserves a motion picture chronicling his journey. In my opinion, Elton John, as brilliant as he is, didn't have a life needing a movie treatment. Probably 8 times out of 10, a VHS1 Behind the Music special is more than sufficient. What elevates this film slightly above something like BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is the method in which the film is made. Rather than doing a standard biopic, we have a full fledged musical that makes it feel more original and memorable than some of the others. Performances are all over the board - Egerton is a fantastic choice as Elton, but Bryce Dallas Howard sinks every scene she's part of in a truly wretched performance as Elton's mom. It's entertaining, if a bit long, but at the end of the day, strip away the musical numbers, and you've got more of the same.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Taron Egerton is incredible as Elton John. He alone carries the film. The musical numbers are very good but in between the film sometimes falls flat. It forgoes the biopic treatment and opts for the flashy style, including in one scene where Elton John suddenly starts levitating on stage. If you're looking for a factual story, then you may feel come away feeling disappointed. It's also a trifle too long.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    An amazing, moving and inspiring musical that doubles as an autobiography.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Prepare to hear the story of the man who managed to make it to the moon in back, with his singing that is! Reggie Dwight leaves behind his emotionally distant family and begins his journey to becoming the legend Elton John, with plenty of pitfalls in the way. An exciting story of self-acceptance and self-love, this iconic singers story will leave you in emotional disarray for both sad and happy feelings!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I found the much less good covers of Elton John's music to be strange and unenjoyable. There was a cool energy to the movie but I was not overly impressed.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Falls prey to a lot of the typical biopic clichés and the ending is a little too sentimental but for long stretches its a fun musical anchored by Egerton's performance.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Les reprises fidèles et excellentes, l'émotion (sous tous ses angles), le jeu d'Egerton, le parcours rocambolesque du chanteur: tout y est pour un film magnifique et mémorable.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Edgerton is absolutely phenomenal in this biopic. Rocketman is plush but not sugarcoated as it shows Sir Elton John's dramatic journey through his early years of stardom. His music is fitted into the drama perfectly and breathes beautiful new life into the classic tunes.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Taron Egerton's performance is one the any elements that make this movie so good. The fact that he's the one singing adds something more to the story, and Elton John's extraordinary life leaves room to some crazy scenes.