Rocketman Reviews

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August 21, 2019
The film's framing device was a neat idea, though poorly executed...It wasn't a good sign that I spent much of Rocketman thinking about how incredibly talented and underused Jamie Bell is.
July 26, 2019
This is the kind of stuff film buffs discuss over drinks, but for normal viewers, it can be tedious.
June 17, 2019
It's fun and it's flashy but it's too hard to shake the shallowness and simplicity of the screenplay.
June 15, 2019
Rocketman should thrill with its blast off, searing itself in our memory for hours or days after. But when the credits roll it's too much like another song from Sir Elton: "It's easier to walk away."
June 15, 2019
One of the worst music biopics to come around in quite a while...
June 14, 2019
This is a biography that falls into the trap of thinking that suffering is the same thing as depth.
June 12, 2019
In essence, Rocketman is a superficial game of hits from the first part of his career, well designed for the pleasure of his countless fans. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 12, 2019
Really, on the basis of "Rocketman," you'd think Elton John never had a moment of fun.
June 11, 2019
The momentum from the movie's first half dwindles to nothing.
June 8, 2019
Don't expect anything more than a jukebox musical outlining the piano player's true-ish story.
June 7, 2019
"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.
June 6, 2019
The result is insulting not only to the intelligence and taste of moviegoers, but to Elton John's legacy as a songwriter, showman, and immensely significant queer idol.
June 5, 2019
The script is a hoard of showbiz clichés, and the tone ping-pongs between self-satisfaction and self-pity.
June 3, 2019
At its sequined core, "Rocketman" seems little more than a jukebox musical (a la "Jersey Boys"), dropping by the movie theaters en-route to its true home on Broadway.
June 1, 2019
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.
May 31, 2019
Rocketman never quite finds the wild momentum its characters seem to chase around in all those musical numbers.
May 31, 2019
Rocketman is the kind of music-biz biopic in which the star of the show, Elton John, sings a duet with his nine-year-old self...
May 31, 2019
In real life, Elton John is not only a great songwriter and showman; he is a survivor. But the celebratory final moments of Rocketman can't compensate for the often-dreary narrative that leads up to them
May 30, 2019
Rocketman grows exhausting by the end...
May 30, 2019
Elton John is a legend, there's no question. No one can take issue with his colorful life being given the biopic treatment. The execution here, however, is another story.
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