Rocketman Reviews

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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.
June 12, 2019
Really, on the basis of "Rocketman," you'd think Elton John never had a moment of fun.
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 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
If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, Fletcher is your man.
May 31, 2019
The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it.
May 30, 2019
Fletcher isn't seeking to reinvent a very practiced storytelling formula; he's just perfecting it.
May 30, 2019
Although the movie will be rightfully and enthusiastically embraced by the singer's fans, it has something to offer those with no more than a casual recognition and appreciation of the man's music.
May 30, 2019
This dizzy, delirious jukebox musical has the energy and visual dynamism to truly reflect the outlandish aesthetic and performance style of its subject.
May 30, 2019
Which is to say that as long as "Rocketman" is charting the jet-propelled rise of Elton John in the early 1970s, it is an absolute gas.
May 30, 2019
"Rocketman" is as weird, brazen and stylish as the man at its center.
May 30, 2019
Egerton is commanding throughout. His performance is truly a marvel. "Rocketman" as well.
May 30, 2019
This is rock storytelling as entertainment, not a social chronicle like Woodstock or Gimme Shelter.
May 30, 2019
Egerton's electric performance as the famed rock star drives this jukebox musical.
May 30, 2019
The easy thing to do is hone an impression, but Egerton digs in deeper and finds the man inside the costume.
May 30, 2019
Starring the overly strenuous Taron Egerton, Rocketman is a campy, overblown, self-glorifying fantasia.
May 30, 2019
A cathartic outpouring of a lifetime's load of hurts and grudges. Fortunately for us, it's expressed in some of the most exuberant pop songs ever produced and it's lavishly adorned with stardust and sequins.
May 30, 2019
A wildly entertaining (if a bit unwieldy) story of how Elton John went from neglected kid to outrageous, hit-making rock star.
May 29, 2019
It's whimsy, magic and metaphor.
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