Reviews: Rocketman (2019)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Rocketman is more in the form of a jukebox musical than straightforward biopic, using the catalog to build a story around the subject rather than exploring the subject through the songs.
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: While similar to “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Rocketman” treads more carefully not to commit the same mistakes.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: uses John and Taupin’s songs to dramatize various important stages of his life, usually ending in a completely different time and space where they begin. The effect is dazzling…a heady rush of entertainment with an emotional undertow.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Too frantic in its pacing to make the impact that the filmmakers clearly desired, but it’s an often stunning film with a terrific central performance from Taron Egerton.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This is not a biography. It’s a fantasy that utilizes his songs to create an experience.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Joyful and rowdy, self-deprecating and vulnerable, absolutely electrifying as it deconstructs the sex-drugs-and-rock’n’-roll story. Taron Egerton is chills-inducingly good. Sheer cinematic magic.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: 30 years of Elton John’s ups and downs is middling material, but a few things catapult the product to fascinating – Taron Egerton’s virtuoso performance, the soaring anthems, and one perfect scene.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: You can tell everybody… that Elton John’s musical biopic Rocketman is actually pretty good.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: The filmmakers seek to delve deeper than appearances to really highlight the existential struggle behind [their subject’s] choices. This isn’t our perception of Elton John’s life. It’s his.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: While the chronological progression still holds Rocketman on a familiar narrative path, the film’s ambition concerning the incorporation of fantastical musical sequences makes it a memorable and engaging watch.
  • frank ochieng @ rec.arts.movies.reviews
    • Excerpt: Thoroughly eye-popping, sprawling with vibrancy and vision, and spryly contemplative, ROCKETMAN is a virtual blast into the effervescent orbit of the meaningful musical biopic.
  • [New] | João Pinto @ Portal CInema [Portuguese]