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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    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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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    "Rocketman" is far from a drama of introspection-and, unfortunately, Egerton's performance, as directed by Fletcher, doesn't add to the protagonist's inner life.
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    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Rocketman has unusual dramatic heft for a jukebox musical, but that's a big curve on which to grade - the characters are still skin-deep.
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    Jeffrey BloomerSlate
    Rocketman never quite finds the wild momentum its characters seem to chase around in all those musical numbers.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, Fletcher is your man.
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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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    Victor PineyroSeventh Art Studio
    In its music, drama, romance and fantasy, it never forgets the human side of the icon from which it's telling the story. Magnificent film. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    Whatever Rocketman' s shortcomings, or its subject's, the film is an exhilarating ride and a reminder of why so much of Elton John's music is appealing and enduring.
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