Rocketman

Rocketman

Rocketman

Taron Egerton delivers a Golden Globe-winning performance as Elton John in this fantasy biopic that recounts his years as a young prodigy through to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

"Rocketman is an epic musical that follows the transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John (Egerton). Set to Sir Elton's most beloved songs — performed by Egerton — the film tells the inspirational story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Also starring Jamie Bell (as John's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin), Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Best Original Song ("I'm Gonna Love Me Again"), Academy Awards 2020; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Egerton) & Best Original Song - Motion Picture ("I'm Gonna Love Me Again"), Golden Globes 2020
2019Rating: M, Mature themes, drug use, sex scene and frequent coarse language121 minsUK
DramaFantasyMusicTrue Story & Biography

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

I was fond of the scene in Rocketman inspired by the legendary Troubadour concert, in which Elton John (Taron Egerton) teases a rendition of Crocodile Rock – starting slow and drawing out his lines, before applying an amphetamine pep to his step and cranking the dial to 11 and bringing the house down.

4.0
Flicks, Katie Parker

Flicks, Katie Parker

flicks

It’s been nearly 20 years since Elton John first started trying to get a film made about his life. Now the wait is finally over with the arrival of Rocketman, the visually stunning, audaciously slanted musical biopic dedicated to the flamboyant singer’s rise from obscurity to fame and fortune.

3.0

Great portrayal, great presentation, great music. Powerful. Liked it more than Bohemian Rhapsody.

5.0

Rocketman (Official Review)

I thought Rocketman did alright. I like how it unfolds Elton John’s story which was really interesting. It was definitely like Bohemian Rhapsody. I do think it was a little too ‘explicit’ for a PG-13 rating. In heaps of scenes in the movie it was very boring let’s say. But I thought it was a pretty alight film by its self.

3.0

I thought I was seeing a Ron Howard film about Buzz Aldrin ?

Side one of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was my requested bedtime music as a 5 year old. Now as a middle aged jaded old man this film had me realize that while I don't own any of Elton's album's, I've apparently been carrying a 'best of' in my emotional psyche. All the hits where there...and the film's title song sequence was phenomenal. This film does many...

5.0

Mostly magical

It's vibrant, magical and poignant when necessary; with overall fantastic performances/music and good directing making up for it's mostly on point pacing and rather conventional plot.

3.0
Vox

Vox

press

Rocketman sometimes feels like it's lost its way, especially near the end. But it's still a joyous celebration, a colourful story about love that can help people heal.

3.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It's a satisfying and even rousing film at times, but it doesn't provide much enlightenment.

Total Film

Total Film

press

The result is a far more honest-feeling depiction of the stratospheric highs and cavernous lows of one of our greatest musical minds, with a never-better Egerton wearing his heart on his sleeve throughout.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The songs explode from the screen, time jumps catapult the story forward with exhilarating élan and even the emotional stuff lands, for the most part.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While it's no Moonwalker, Rocketman's splashier moments will be far more challenging to music-but-not-musical fans than Rhapsody was. However, once you let your inhibitions and reservations go, two hours won't seem like any kind of Sacrifice at all.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As with its beloved subject and his enormous catalog of multiplatinum earworms, the movie's familiarity turns out to be crucial to its charm.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...contains an emotional truth that will likely resonate with you for a long, long time.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it reads like a by-the-book biopic; on screen it explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke.

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

flicks

I was fond of the scene in Rocketman inspired by the legendary Troubadour concert, in which Elton John (Taron Egerton) teases a rendition of Crocodile Rock – starting slow and drawing out his lines, before applying an amphetamine pep to his step and cranking the dial to 11 and bringing the house down.

4.0
Flicks, Katie Parker

Flicks, Katie Parker

flicks

It’s been nearly 20 years since Elton John first started trying to get a film made about his life. Now the wait is finally over with the arrival of Rocketman, the visually stunning, audaciously slanted musical biopic dedicated to the flamboyant singer’s rise from obscurity to fame and fortune.

3.0
Vox

Vox

press

Rocketman sometimes feels like it's lost its way, especially near the end. But it's still a joyous celebration, a colourful story about love that can help people heal.

3.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It's a satisfying and even rousing film at times, but it doesn't provide much enlightenment.

Total Film

Total Film

press

The result is a far more honest-feeling depiction of the stratospheric highs and cavernous lows of one of our greatest musical minds, with a never-better Egerton wearing his heart on his sleeve throughout.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The songs explode from the screen, time jumps catapult the story forward with exhilarating élan and even the emotional stuff lands, for the most part.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

While it's no Moonwalker, Rocketman's splashier moments will be far more challenging to music-but-not-musical fans than Rhapsody was. However, once you let your inhibitions and reservations go, two hours won't seem like any kind of Sacrifice at all.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As with its beloved subject and his enormous catalog of multiplatinum earworms, the movie's familiarity turns out to be crucial to its charm.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...contains an emotional truth that will likely resonate with you for a long, long time.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it reads like a by-the-book biopic; on screen it explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke.

Great portrayal, great presentation, great music. Powerful. Liked it more than Bohemian Rhapsody.

5.0

Rocketman (Official Review)

I thought Rocketman did alright. I like how it unfolds Elton John’s story which was really interesting. It was definitely like Bohemian Rhapsody. I do think it was a little too ‘explicit’ for a PG-13 rating. In heaps of scenes in the movie it was very boring let’s say. But I thought it was a pretty alight film by its self.

3.0

I thought I was seeing a Ron Howard film about Buzz Aldrin ?

Side one of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was my requested bedtime music as a 5 year old. Now as a middle aged jaded old man this film had me realize that while I don't own any of Elton's album's, I've apparently been carrying a 'best of' in my emotional psyche. All the hits where there...and the film's title song sequence was phenomenal. This film does many...

5.0

Mostly magical

It's vibrant, magical and poignant when necessary; with overall fantastic performances/music and good directing making up for it's mostly on point pacing and rather conventional plot.

3.0