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Rocketman

Biography Musical Drama


 

Elton John's songs are recreated in a musical fantasy paying tribute to a musician who was never ordinary.

The singer's life is skimmed over in order to pare it back to movie length, where significant events are used to build a psychological profile explaining his descent into drugs and alcohol. The causal links are interesting rather than certain... but when dazzled with enough sequins and glitter who really cares? Best after the costumes are the songs, the lead actor does a great job with singing a sensational set of hits, and the draw to sing along is almost irresistible. It's a little bit funny...

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 30th May 2019
Paramount Pictures 121 mins