Rocketman Reviews

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July 29, 2020
It is a purely conventional, predictable and frivolous biopic that barely brushes the surface of the protagonist. [Full review in Spanish]
July 28, 2020
The film works best when it's too fast for its hero. It's frustrating, then, that it's too fast for itself as well.
January 18, 2020
What makes Rocketman so uneven is, ironically enough, a lack of understanding of what makes Elton John so iconic.
November 7, 2019
Rocketman forgoes the biopic element for entertainment as Fletcher includes lots of unnecessary visual elements, hiding the man behind the performer.
September 20, 2019
While Dexter Fletcher attempts spectacle in his set pieces, he lacks the charm and technical prowess to nail them successfully.
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.
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