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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    A giddy yet sobering film that is part chronological biopic and part musical fantasy that's bound to have fans tapping their feet.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    An insulting movie ... desperately groping for some semblance of autobiography.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Showing how fantastical the ups and downs of fame, fortune and rock stardom can be by sashaying through a sea of surreality, the result is a winning marriage of form and feeling.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    Rocketman doesn't follow the conventions of most music biopics, and it's all the better for it.
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