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Year
2019
Runtime
121 min.
Director
Dexter Fletcher
Genres
Drama, Biography, Musical, Music
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
6,414
Checks
3,995
Favs
203
Dislikes
27
Favs/checks
5.1% (1:20)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Everybody's comparing Rocketman to Bohemian Rhapsody, and for good reason. On the surface of it, they tell the same story and are even visually similar. There are two big differences however. One is of course that Rocketman is a musical, which enlivens the predictable narrative with numbers that are more about feeling than fact, makes the music seem that much more personal, and excuses timeline distortions putting certain songs in the wrong eras, etc. The other big difference is in the point it makes about its lead. Rhapsody was about the remaking of one's identity and leaving it there, made the film more generic - from person to fiction, and in that fiction we lose something. Rocketman also deals with this, but focuses more on the why. Elton John was starved for love, and the theme runs through his life, the moments the film chooses to show, and the music. So in the end, it's just a richer and more entertaining picture, not simply saved by the music. And yes, Taron Egerton is a rock god. The only thing the movie is really missing is Egerton interacting with himself on the set of Kingsman 2. 4 years 10 months ago
  2. nowhereman136's avatar

    nowhereman136

    It may still fall in the same traps of most other music bio-pics but its stellar performances, stunning visuals, and inspiring directing more than make up for it. Plus a soundtrack of classic songs that feel elevated from their original form instead of simply relying on nostalgia to carry them. Effort was clearly put in to make the old story and old songs feel fresh again to surprising highs. Edgerton doesnt just impersonate Elton John, he plays a compelling and emotionally complicated character that is every bit worthy of the praise Edgerton receives.

    4.5/5
    4 years 6 months ago
  3. Forzelius's avatar

    Forzelius

    Makes one want to watch the Red Wedding again 4 years 10 months ago
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