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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. Read critic reviews

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Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it's the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

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Jamie Bell
Bernie Taupin
Tate Donovan
Doug Weston
Charlie Rowe
Ray Williams
Kit Connor
Older Reggie
Lee Hall
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Elton John
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Steve Hamilton Shaw
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Michael Gracey
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Claudia Vaughn
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Brian Oliver
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George Richmond
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Chris Dickens
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Matthew Margeson
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Marcus Rowland
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Steve Carter
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Judy Farr
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Julian Day
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Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
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  • 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.

    February 3, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Rocketman ramps the camp up to 11, throws on some sequinned spectacles, and sparks fireworks of pure joy in glitzy song-and-dance routines.

    October 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 21, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Really, on the basis of "Rocketman," you'd think Elton John never had a moment of fun.

    June 12, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to pinpoint any real flaws in this movie...the movie is enlivened by its own approach.

    June 7, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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  • Jan 07, 2020
    I know a person should have a clear head while writing a review.....but if not for the admiration of Elton John and his songs, the rating would have been lower. Don't get me wrong though : the movie is good, but not Good enough to be nominated for G.G.'s Best picture. Same goes for Egerton's performance, and It seems like the HollywoodForeign Press Association has the same love for for Elton to give him best actor amongst the likes of Craig, Di Caprio and Murphy. Some scenes were fantastic though, noting the crocodile rock performance at the troubadour for one, but the film mainly focused on Elton's rise to fame, his love interests and drug addictions in the 80s. This is a definite recommendation for fans, but I'm not entirely sure neutrals will have the same admiration for the picture.
    Raja N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2019
    Not nearly as satisfying as Bohemian Rhapsody but well done and paints the story of Elton John through musical numbers. Taron Edgerton gives a brave no hold barred portrayal of a one of a kind talent who had many demons. The supporting cast is strong but this is Edgerton's movie all the way. The fantasy sequences can get over the top but I am glad I saw it. 11-29-2019
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2019
    Falls prey to a lot of the typical biopic cliches and the ending is a little too sentimental but for long stretches its a fun musical anchored by Egerton's performance.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2019
    It's as dazzling, melodic and deep as its musical subject. Rocketman displays the worldwide-sensation in an intimate light that's both emotional and spectacular with all of its glorious noteworthy-numbers and a truly remarkable performance from Taron Egerton. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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