Rocketman Reviews

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.