Don't go necessarily expecting a standard bio-pic, a la 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. 'Rocketman' adheres to the timeline of Elton's life, but not his music - many songs from different periods are transposed to help move the narrative forward. It is an excellent example of a 'musical fantasy'. I was most impressed that the production did not attempt to sanitize his life for public appeal - the man was gay, and he had sex with men. He was an addict, and he is depicted taking drugs and drinking alcohol to excess. Nobody should walk into this R-rated movie expecting anything less. Would not be surprised to see Taron Egerton among the lists of acting nominees for this year. Overall very entertaining and definitely worth seeing in the theatre!
Loved it. Will see it again. Acting was perfect.
Junk.....what is this with making movies about self indulgent musicians and their deviant life styles.
I expected more songs. that's why I went. I didn't expect the biggest part was watching Elton drink stupid, do drugs up his nose and up close and too personal sex with him and another guy. I usually avoid R movies but I was thinking the raunchines would turn around to music and fun again. Didnt happen.. 1 last minute of redemption when it showed the now Elton John. Does he really want every person going to know what an ugly way he lived for years.
This movie seems to be EJ's way of promoting himself and his lifestyle while enriching himself in the process. This mess might work on Broadway (that's probably next) but comes across as disjointed and forced on film. I actually was unaware it was a "musical" until it became apparent while viewing the film. I understand it under-performed on opening weekend - now I understand why.
Loved it! Taron Egerton was excellent
The entire story and how it was portrayed through an AA meeting
Only about 25% was actually sort of ok. For the most part it was FILTH!! I know He has a lifestyle that I do not approve of, however, seeing this portrayed on screen was absolutely sickening. Had this been evident in the trailers that were shown I would have never wasted my money or time. The young man that played Elton did a good job. Also disgusting was the fact that young boy was using foul language in early scene was also in extremely poor taste for both director and PARENTS. No excuse for it. If it were possible to rate a minus one, that would be my vote.
I admit I was not expecting a musical, yet this movie provided such an incredible portrayal of Reggie/Elton’s life. The EJ songs I’ve listened to since the ‘70’s now have their meanings explained. A tribute to a resilient man!
I loved it!! I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride. The energy and the pace kept you moving forward. Loved the songs, too.
Was expecting a much better movie. Would not waste time seeing it again. Very disappointed, would have enjoyed more of Elton's songs in the movie. Trying to weave a "musical" theme through out did not work....left it disjointed. Very disappointed.
I was expecting a lot different I know I won’t see it again nothing compared to Bohemian Rhapsody with Freddie Mercury and Queen seen it several times when it was in the theatre.
It was ok. Not what I was expecting. Sad story though and I still love his songs.
Was beautifully done with songs weaved in like a musical of his life. Plan on going to see it again! Such a talent who had so much to overcome and with determination and sheer guts he did! Have always loved his music and admired his professionalism and talent. He gives all to his fans in concert and did the same for this movie.
Bohemian Rhapsody is 100% better in my opinion. Was expecting it to be a good movie wasted my money on this one!!!!!!!
Loved everything about it except for the graphic sex scene that came out of nowhere. It wasn't necessary, we can get the picture without all of that. Taron Egerton is an amazing actor though, and Jamie Bell was also great. Definitely worth seeing.
I loved this movie so much. It was like watching a musical. Casting was excellent. Still love all Elton’s music!
Excellent move - acting is fantastic. A must see. Thoroughly enjoyed,
Emotional, raw and beautiful. A masterpiece and a powerful story of despair and redemption
Moving, raw, emotionally charged life story of a legend who suffers and eventually triumphs over his demons. Excellent acting performances, fantastic musical presentations. Loved everything about it
Messy. Dancers, inaccurate chronological order of songs. Boring.
Didn't love it; but it was a good movie! Taron Edgerton does an amazing job of becoming Elton John
I don’t like musicals. I liked Bohemian Rhapsody because it featured a solid biopic theme on Mercury. And I feel this didn’t do the same for Elton John. I love the music however..
loved the outfits, not the movie so much, music was great, that is it.
Much better than Bohemian Rhapsody, so there you have it and I am a Queen fan, but that was a whitewashed version of Freddie's life. This movie is more truthful.
This is a great movie that gives much insight into Elton John's music and his troubled life. I grew up with his songs and heard many rumors concerning his addiction issues, so this movie confirmed much of those rumors. Taron Egerton did an amazing job in the lead role, as did all of the others in this film. Everyone was very believable, and I quickly got caught up in the story. If you are an Elton John fan, this is a must see! If you are not a fan, then you might be after watching the movie.
Beautiful movie: costumes, music, story. Primarily fantasy sequences tell the story of the darkest part of Elton John’s life. The all-star cast work passionately to tell this story. Some sex scenes and drug abuse, which was part of Elton’s life at that time.
I went this afternoon with a friend of mine. we had liked the movie
The acting is fantastic and the movie is great. What a life Elton John lived it is the price of fame
Moving to see what the cost of Fame really can be!........excellent movie
It was a musical, a big disappointment ! Not at all what u think it's going to be .absolutely no comparison to bohemian rapsody. Honestly thought more of Elton before seeing this .
Taron Egerton did an amazing job portraying Elton John . I was thrown a little by the flick being a musical , but honestly it was a great way to portray Eltons flamboyant life and performances . I'm not sure on the accuracy of the events in the film but it was interesting to see how the songs came about .
I didn't love it. Bohemian Rhapsody beats it hands down. It wasn't what I expected, it's a musical like Moulin Rouge vs a docu drama like Bohemian Rhapsody. Not against musicals but a story with concerts would have been a better presentation, imho.
I was very disappointed in the movie. There were so many graphic homosexual scenes in the movie that it took away from much of the story and the music. There could have been more about the concerts and the successes in his life.
excellent movie of music legend. Great music as well.
Excellent. Every bit as good as Bohemian Rhapsody, Dexter Fletcher's last film, if not better.
excellent movie, Taron Egerton was amazing as Elton!
Great musical tribute to Elton John. Taron Egerton transformed into Elton John. The supporting cast was fantastic as well.