Rocketman Reviews

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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.
September 20, 2019
While Dexter Fletcher attempts spectacle in his set pieces, he lacks the charm and technical prowess to nail them successfully.
August 27, 2019
When I say Rocketman is not your typical biopic, I mean it is not your typical biopic. A mix of real life events and fantasy -- and trust me when I say, it works perfectly.
August 27, 2019
This is certainly not your typical biopic but rather an entertaining mix of real-life and fantasy - much like Elton John is himself.
August 23, 2019
This is no countdown greatest hits album, this is something else entirely and I loved every single minute of it.
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.
August 21, 2019
Full of great music and fantastical spectacle, "Rocketman" appears to be what everyone who found "Bohemian Rhapsody" lacking (I didn't - I thought it was one of the best films of the year) - wanted it to be.
August 15, 2019
How wonderful life is, with Rocketman in the world.
July 27, 2019
Overall, Rocketman is a worthy portrayal of the life of one of our greatest living musical artists and gives Egerton an incredible spotlight role in his career. Pay attention, he's going to win an Oscar one day.
July 26, 2019
This is the kind of stuff film buffs discuss over drinks, but for normal viewers, it can be tedious.
July 24, 2019
We've all seen the biopic about the sad but talented little boy who finds fame and fortune before descending into a dark world of drink and drugs but you've never seen a film that blends fantasy, musical, and biopic so seamlessly...
July 18, 2019
All biopics are fantasies of one kind or another; Rocketman has the daring to wear it on its cinematic sleeve.
July 16, 2019
Rocketman is not the film that will send the genre into orbit. Its pleasures, however, are enough to give its audience a long-enough high.
July 10, 2019
While, one suspects, Bohemian Rhapsody had [Freddie] Mercury weeping in his grave, the film of [Elton] John fits his life like an expensive sequinned glove.
July 8, 2019
It is very engaging and has fantastic performances. Maybe a little bit too long and not quite as satisfying in the end.
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