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.
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.
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.
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.