Rocketman

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88% Audience Score88%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Outstanding! Dexter Fletchers direction in this movie is unique and wonderfully thought out. You can feel Eltons emotions as you are taken from one song to another. Taron is spectacular, having his vocals was an excellent choice as you really do forget at times that it's not Elton you are watching. Taron, Jamie and Richard all harmonise so elegantly it's a dream to watch. You are taking through a rollercoaster of emotions, whilst learning all the angsts that Elton faves from his home life to dealing with addictions and his sexuality. I love how this wasn't downplayed and gave it to us warts and all. Absolutely outstanding, this is what I hoped bohemian rhapsody would of been (although still a good movie) and this is what I hope inspires the Bowie film (if & when) Taron should be at least a nominee for an Oscar after this performance. 10/10
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Dexter Fletcher's has made a fun musical, but not an insightful biopic. It's not airbrushing his past, but it's skimming the surface. It could have become a weary chronicle of woe. However, the flamboyant noise and humour saves the day. The conclusion is debatable, but this is worth it for the Pinner rock opera opening.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Gah. I'm thinking Elton had a heavy hand in this. Not enough real. Musical numbers were not on par compared to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Honestly, not worth the watch.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Mixed feelings. It had some of those scenes I love so much depicting the creation of significant art of my lifetime. But then it kept bastardizing songs, trying to shoehorn them into whatever situation they wanted to show. I didn't like that at all. Overall decent though. 6.9 out of 10
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    loved the music and it's a great story about Sir Elton John.he really has come a long way. the story was very moving and it was powerful.I loved it!
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    I found it much more impactful than the more ballyhooed "Bohemian Rhapsody," which I also enjoyed.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Great storytelling through flashbacks! When this rising musical star in the 70's who almost did not survive until he finds hope within himself, thanks to his best best friend. Casting was great , wardrobe and props were simply excellent. But it was the music of his life that kept the movie hopping! Much lighter than "Bohemian Rhapsody"; This was more a rousing Broadway Musical!
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Oh, the music. The acting. The story. The costumes. Most of this movie was great. Taron Edgerton's voice was almost as good as Elton John's, which I think almost no one could achieve that goal. And his story was very emotional, but very entertaining. And the visuals and sound editing were stunning. I just did not like the scene where Elton went to the hospital. The camera was at an odd angle, and the acting was not great for that scene.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Excellent, emotional
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Taron Egerton is simply sublime as Elton Hercules John singing everything himself. This movie explores parts of Sir Elton's life that were not previously known and how he got where he is today. This film catapulted me into an Elton John phase and i find myself watching the 'your song' scene relentlessly.