2019 | UK | 121mins | M Sex scenes, offensive language & drug use
- Directed by Dexter Fletcher (‘Eddie the Eagle’, ‘Sunshine on Leith’, ‘Wild Bill’)
- Starring Taron Egerton, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
- Written by Lee Hall
- Drama, Fantasy, Music, True Story & Biography
has the feel of a showstopper Broadway musical. Julian Roman, MovieWeb
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother. (Rotten Tomatoes)
It finds strength in texture, beauty in sadness, and an inspired finale in a crackpot arrangement of one of the singer’s greatest hits.
Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
Critics Consensus: It’s going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist’s life like Rocketman.