Rocketman Reviews

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June 28, 2020
Rocketman takes the traditional musical idea of songs being the outward expression of a character's inner thoughts and allows us a deep dive into the mind of this artistic genius.
May 26, 2020
Elton John's robust rockers and heartfelt earnest songs all get their proper due in tonally perfect context.
May 21, 2020
Good performances, fun songs.
May 21, 2020
It was fine.
April 13, 2020
Sure, it's extravagant as expected, but Rocketman feels dull when portraying humanity in its characters, and that's all we need in a biography. [Full review in Spanish].
March 17, 2020
Despite existing in a fantasy world, these characters are unmistakably human, and that, along with the masterful film craft on display, is what makes this one of the best musical biopics ever made.
February 3, 2020
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.
January 18, 2020
What makes Rocketman so uneven is, ironically enough, a lack of understanding of what makes Elton John so iconic.
January 16, 2020
Dexter Fletcher's Elton John biopic is an entertaining if imperfect film with a fantastic performance from Taron Egerton.
January 10, 2020
A bright and colorful telling of a rock icon's life that shows off the ups and downs in splendorific fashion.
January 10, 2020
There's a sense of craftsmanship that gives Rocketman a step above other biopics that have the same story beats.
January 9, 2020
With Rocketman, the young star Taron Egerton showcases incredible talent. Shockingly, Rocketman might live up to the promise of an Elton John biopic.
December 11, 2019
This is a very sentimental film - but then isn't that the pleasure of musicals? I'm here for Rocketman's exuberant mythologising.
November 22, 2019
Elton John puts it all out there, and Taron Egerton is "Captain Fantastic" as Elton John.
November 7, 2019
Rocketman forgoes the biopic element for entertainment as Fletcher includes lots of unnecessary visual elements, hiding the man behind the performer.
October 23, 2019
The movie not only does a fine job in finding the emotionally and narratively meaningful moments for the songs, but also reminds you what power lies in the magical combination of music and lyrics itself.
October 23, 2019
Dexter Fletcher has reinvigorated the musical biopic.
October 2, 2019
Rocketman ramps the camp up to 11, throws on some sequinned spectacles, and sparks fireworks of pure joy in glitzy song-and-dance routines.
September 30, 2019
Sometimes it feels just a little contrived, but it has a freeness and a lightness and a sort of Bollywood-ness to it that is a lot of fun to watch.
September 24, 2019
If only the film's unflinching gaze and sheer energy were enough to inspire a great film.
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