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 & 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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    Taylor BakerDrink in the Movies
    Episode 38: Brightburn / The Perfection / Rocketman
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    I was very pleasantly surprised... it's bombastic but [Edgerton] handles it very well.
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    Ben TurnerThe Pink Lens
    Rocketman is nothing less than sheer joy, which uses every filmic trick in cinema's arsenal to serve up a smorgasbord of feel-good delights.
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    Robin HolabirdKUNR (Reno, NV)
    Though dealing with familiar issues, Rocketman takes off with more intense energy than most movies about popular music stars.
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