Rocketman

Release Date: May 31st, 2019

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it's the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard, Steven Mackintosh, Stephen Graham, Tate Donovan

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Genres: Biography , Musical , Drama

Production Co: Endurance Media, Paramount Pictures, Rocket Pictures, Marv Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Rise, 1970s, House, Inspiring, Relationships, Friend, Creative, England, Pursuit, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What makes Rocketman a gift of entertainment that keeps on giving is the brilliance of the musical numbers coupled with the complexity of the star’s portrayal. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As a fantasia on the making of Elton John, Rocketman at the very least commits wholeheartedly to its flashy eccentricity, and for many, that will be more than fun enough. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Rocketman is so energetic that it’s possible to be swept away by its enthusiasm for putting Reg on a pedestal. Too often, though, the film just flattens you, demanding fealty to Sir Elton. show more

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