“ It's obvious that Egerton looks up to John as a role model, and he did a stunning job.
“ Bernie Taupin as well as Elton's parents make fascinating supporting characters with far more depth and complexity than supporting characters in similar films.
“ Save your money, go home and listen to Madman Across the Water.
“ The musical moments are entertaining and it doesn't feel like John was interfering with the narrative in any way - in fact, it seems as though it would be quite painful for him to watch.
“ Multiple boring moments.
“ Half the time I tried to keep myself from laughing out loud at the cheesy musical numbers, crappy dialogue, and disjointed editing, and the other half I was rolling my eyes for the never-ending pity party.
“ If I have learnt one thing is that the cloak we all wear to hide the takes of who we are are often the hardest to remove each night we lie in bed to fall asleep.
“ Musical biography thats entertaining and inspiring.
“ Really enjoyable film, Taron Egerton is perfect for the role of Elton, the film outlines Eltons rise to fame and success, touching on each aspect of his life in just the right amount,highly recommended
“ Was so boring, almost walked out.
“ Ive always liked elton john as a singer and artist most of his singles are catchy and inspiring and in my opinion he still one of the best musicians thats ever lived, this film is poignant , engaging, and exciting , the film focuses on his childhood , his early fame to the peak of his career , his rejection over his sexuality from his overbearing and unloving parents and his close relationship with his grandmother and of course his turbulent relationship with his manager( john reid )and supposed lover who nearly drove the poor guy to drink, drugs and suicide.
“ This film feels like a fantastical dream where one moment were in a dreary apartment and the next we go through a door and we're walking with Elton to perform on stage.
“ If you absolutely HATE musicals, save your money.
“ Production values are top notch, with lots of stunning visuals, and the cast is excellent.
“ That will be far more interesting than "Rocketman" was, so save your money and skip "Rocketman", and I say this as somebody who's loved Elton John and his music for decades.
“ Pacing is also slightly on the slower side, especially in the second half.
“ On the whole it's an entertaining film.
“ Basically it's a predictable musical without any originality.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it brought back many great memories of 1970s and 1980s parties accompanied by Elton's distinctive songs, and a couple of wonderful concerts from that era and later.
“ It is not a masterpiece but it is raw, entertaining and definitely a window into one of music's largest personalities.
“ Tedious, Depressing Bio Of an Uninteresting Life .
“ No No Rap, but entertaining .
“ What an enjoyable musical .
“ Definitely worth watching in the cinemas.
“ VERY ENTERTAINING.
“ This was tough to sit through and honestly, I didnt make it to the finish..I was bored while watching this.. It came across as unrealistic and greatly lacked depth .
“ He portrayed Sir Elton John in the most stunning way, he really captured his motions and his facial expressions, it's amazing.
“ A gripping tale of one of music's biggest icons.
“ They are new versions of resonate hits, evocative of the source material, while bringing new elements that suit the vignettes to which they are set, even if they are completely out of chronology for the timeline of the story.
“ While the film did come across as slightly self-indulgent at certain points, it redeems itself with a scene where EJ speaks his heart out to the folks who played key roles in his life.
“ Rocketman is an honest depiction of fame, both of its hardships and triumphs; it may not be all smooth sailing (with Elton's life and the film itself), but Fletcher puts forward a vigorously entertaining piece of work, bolstered by an outstanding Taron Egerton.
“ Was quite uneventful and unenjoyable.
“ While the characters and story seemed to ring a bit formulaic and hollow, Egerton's performance is able to carry the gravitas.
“ Really enjoyed it!
“Making entertaining musicals which successfully tell a story is incredibly difficult; Rocket man succeeds brilliantly where many have failed.
“ Now, if you're wondering what he felt about this off-delayed, somewhat contrived jukebox musical fantasy, it should come as no surprise that the five-time Grammy winning piano prodigy adores it.
“ Just, breathtaking.
“ Jamie Bell aside the rest of the cast were bland and forgettable Problem is that I just couldn't warm to Elton.
“ "Rocketman" Blasts Off New Exciting Biopic .
“ Exciting at the beginning but it leaves feeling empty at the end.
“ The most successful is the title number, which is realised in an entirely unexpected, totally effective way.
“ So boring and stupid.
“ Such a stunning performancee from Taron Egerton, who gave 1000% of his mind, body & soul.
“The movie is hard watch and it is difficult to follow , people were leaving the theater.
“ Not gonna lie, s*** and boring, not worth your money, def not as good as Bohemian Rhapsody
“ The new arrangements gives the familiar hits, a new vibrant and exciting feel.
“It's a damn shame the story was mangled by this waste of time by all involved.
“ Enjoyable rollercoaster of a film .
“ Dexter Fletcher (director) clearly had a vision for telling this internal story through stunning set pieces and brilliant pacing and editing.
“EDITING/FLOW: It made the story feel disjointed at times.
“ Everyone on screen is great, especially Egerton (which is, incidentally, another cliché of the genre).
“ Due mostly to a sensational performance by Taron Egerton in the title role, the musical interludes are performed and viewed very imaginatively, even if the storytelling is strictly mundane.
“*Theme- Seeking approval and love from others your whole life can take you on an unexpected adventure of 'ups and downs'.
“ It is honestly just self-indulgence and arrogance at its finest!
“ But "Rocketman" is still a powerful and enjoyable film.
“Fletcher directs the musical numbers with some flair, occasionally adapting the song lyrics to fit the screenplay, but is less certain in depicting the dramatic episodes in the singer's life, which too often flirt with cliche.
“ Well, that blew me away, gripping from start to finish.
“Unsurprisingly the film has the feel of Billy Elliot, also written by Lee Hall, with a gorgeous rousing bop through the mean streets of middle-class Pinner.
“ Taron Egerton stars and sings in this biopic musical that offers up a compelling, creative, and artistic depiction of Elton John's life through both an absorbing storyline and a dazzling array of musical dance numbers.
“ this was also true of BoRhap which in turn was panned by most critics, yet went on to be a stunning success at the box office and with the Academy.
“Director Dexter Fletcher knows how to make a biography interesting and entertaining without seeming like a documentary.
“ And the journey is always entertaining, switching seamlessly between flamboyance, pathos and humor.
“ Stunning .
“ DF has created a film that will appeal to both the masses and the more discerning indie film lovers (like me to be fair - pretentious, moi?
“ Very well done, highly entertaining ...
“ I'm not questioning anyone's personal struggle with such issues at all; that said, I had rotten parents too and it simply wouldn't make for a compelling story or movie, especially if that were the lion's share of any hardship I faced in life.
“ Finally we are getting some entertaining movies on the big screen.
“ This is a film about a talented but self indulgent person who desperately wants you to forgive him for all the bad things you've heard about him.
“ The pain he suffered in life and how he tried to self medicate is a journey worth watching in this movie.
“Lee Hall's screenplay follows the contrived formula usually found in most bio-pics by showing the highs and lows of Elton John's personal story and expansive career: a child prodigy, unloving parents, a doting grandma, a caring music partner, a destructive relationship with his first lover/ manager, the typical drugs, sex, and rock and roll, etc. The story goes from Point A to Point B in a very predictable manner.
“ Pure self-indulgent Puke .
“ This film came off as a disjointed biopic masquerading as a cheesy musical.
“ The one thing I would've added in though is little title cards that say what year it is because it got a little confusing at times what year it was and how much time has passed since the last scene.
“ A well shot and compelling movie about Elton John's rise to stardom and his international stardom.
“ Albeit some minor plot holes, cliche, and of course the unavoidable exaggerations that always inserted themselves in these types of film, it still demonstrates the struggle, sufferings, and inner- conflicts of a lost, heart- broken, forsaken and lonely person who also battles with identity- crisis.
“ The film's cinematography is also stunning.
“ Freddie Mercury and Elton John are two of the most fascinating figures in music history, and while both films are enjoyable, it's ROCKETMAN that is willing to take the riskier path by highlighting the flaws of a creative genius.
“ The foundations of the feature are as rigid as ever, forcing the whole thing to follow the predictable beats of its predictable genre practically to the letter.
“ The use of EJ's songs and in particular the poignant lyrics provided by Bernie Taupin to highlight turning points in Elton's life is at times breathtaking.
“ It's informative, emotional, and most importantly, very entertaining.
“ The movie it's kind of long in the plot because after the first hour of the movie it's starts getting slow and repeating the same situation over and over again until he realizes what is really happening
“ At times it's a bit of of fantasy, and perhaps because of that and because the movie tried so desperately to fit the story of Elton's life with Elton's music (it's a little bit like "Mamma Mia" in that respect except that the story is true) it at times seemed a bit disjointed.
“ Surreal but enjoyable .
“ So I REALLY wanted to love this movie but I left the theater irritated and disappointed.
“ Robbie K here to review:Movie: Rocketman (2019)Director: Dexter Fletcher Writer: Lee Hall (screenplay) Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard MaddenLIKES:Acting Make Up Costumes Setting/Special Effects Musical Numbers The Emotional Lessons/MomentsDISLIKES:Slow At Times Not Quite As Censored Movie Dramatic Moments Over Concert Approach Real Vs.
“ A loose retelling of his life and people in it, hugely entertaining with big choreographed dance sequences.
“ The movie is engaging.
“ It seemed as though the filmmakers tried too hard to break the biopic mold by having people break out in song and dance every time they were in danger of committing the 'biopic cliche crime'.
“ It's fun to watch, and exciting to know.
“ Both have their flaws, but both, in the end, are remarkably entertaining.
“ I wholeheartedly enjoy it, not because it was about someone who i grew up with (the sole reason why I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody, the music and the talent of Freddie Mercury), but the lingering feelings it leaves long after I left the theater.
“2, there were several weak spots, I will detail two, when the song Saturday Night.. came on it seemed just shoe-horned into the movie, as happened in Mama Mia, it was just too contrived.
“ The pace is slow at times, drawing on the drama to fill the gaps rather than the comedy/energy of the numbers.
“ A stunning film, about a stunning man .
“ Boring .
“" A wonderfully enjoyable 8 out of ten
“ Whether that's historically accurate or not, it provides a thrilling moment on screen for the creative duo.
“ Really Enjoyed it .
“ The most self-indulgent load of drivel I have seen in years.
“ Dazzling presentation of a cliche .
“ With vibrant, passionate and dazzling energy from beginning to end, Rocketman sets a new gold standard for the music biopic, brilliantly blending a riveting true story with inventive and dizzyingly entertaining musical shenanigans throughout, not to mention a fantastic lead performance from Taron Egerton, and stunning directing from Dexter Fletcher that brings it all together into one delightful and endlessly enthralling whirlwind.
“ Perhaps a message lurks within for prospective rockers about confusing love with sex.
“ I would highly recommend it to anyone!!!!
“ Waste of time and money.
“ But it's intriguing that - apart from some of the historical releases that frame the story - all of Elton's hits are scattered through the film without regard to release date.
“They took every cliché in the book and gave it the Mama Mia treatment.
“ Its fairly unique presentation as an actual musical leads to some entertaining sequences and the fact that it's frank about its protagonist's troubles is certainly welcome - especially coming off the back of its recent unavoidable comparison, 'Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)'.
“Most importantly - the costume and set design for this movie could not have been better, and when they close the movie (to an awe inspiring rendition of I'm Still Standing) the side by side shots of the outfits in film and reality - the greatness truly shines through.
“ But the film is entertaining, and sensitive, and a pleasure to watch and listen to.
“ A very entertaining movie about overcoming obstacles .
“ After a while it goes around in circles and peters out and instead of a rousing concert hit song to go out on you are left with a song that most people will not even know?
“ Despite John's melancholic depressive state, that may catch many off guard, it did feel occasionally boring.
“ Having random instances of each are very confusing and they don't work well in the way they're are presented.
“Then, when Elton is taken to the hospital and the technicians break into song and lift Elton up into the air, I almost walked out.
“ A yawn.
“ So, so boring.
“ "Rocketman" is the only movie that I have ever walked out of, after 20 minutes of cringe inducing musical breakouts and blasé storytelling the movie simply becomes unbearable.
“With an excellent lead performance by Mr. Egerton, Rocketman is always entertaining.
“ Too bad the script was a "Mamma Mia" pastiche, campy and difficult to follow.
“ Really enjoyed it.
“ It is a fascinating movie, which did almost bring me to tears twice.
“Rocketman was entertaining, and the music brought to life what Elton and the other characters were feeling.
“ Such an intense and convincing performance!
“ Visually, it's stunning work.. and in most other ways, you'll get lost in the movie (which shows the film makers and production crew really paid attention to detail and did a great job all together).
“ very enjoyable.
“ But I think the placing of a music scene is critical, and it just felt very repetitive in this movie.
“ And it's also an amazingly entertaining film - an element that too many biopics forget about.
“ Grand Pretentious Bio Cliche of the Year .
“ Generally, the experience is quite entertaining, too.
“ It's quite funny in places, visually impressive in others (the costumes are a real treat), harmlessly enjoyable on the whole.
“" It's a very good movie - often enjoyable (if you're a fan of Elton John's music) and often quite heavy as the more troublesome aspects of Elton's life are portrayed.
“Director Dexter Fletcher's aim was to make an entertaining musical setting out the stages in Elton's life from his relatively humble and somewhat unstable family life to establishing himself as the most successful solo pop act on the planet.
“Still, what sets this tired old cliché set-up apart from most bio-pics are the clever musical numbers that give the film a surreal and engaging quality.
“ Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman's musical scenes are intriguing.
“ The singing and acting was amazing and so enjoyable.
“ I came away from Rocketman an entertaining well done film both raving about Egerton's superb performance and realizing and respecting anew Elton John's spectacular talent as a performer and songwriter with Bernie Taupin's talent as a lyricist.
“ Boring story.
“I was happy that the filmmakers went this route (vs the bio-pic route that BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY went) for they were able to use the vast catalog of Elton John/Bernie Taupin tunes to their fullest advantage, when it made sense to drive the narrative forward - or to give the storytelling a shot of adrenaline.
“ A stunning masterpiece .
“ Frequently, the timeline of events in the film is confusing or unclear.
“ Bohemian Rhapsody was drawn out and poorly structured, in this case Rocketman was messy and jumbled, jumping from scene to scene.
“ Very boring movie.. I didn't like it.. as I don't like their life of useless stuff .. aimless life .. not thinking of the last day.
“ With only few flaws like some longer, slow scenes, one annoying actor, and similar style to other bio pics, I think this is a good movie.
“ And it really is worth watching for Taron Egerton, who actually performed most of Elton's songs and did very well with them.
“ Perhaps if you just want to learn about the life of Elton John, then this approach won't be ideal, but as far as making a cinematic and immensely entertaining movie goes, Rocketman hits the nail right on the head with this.
“The film also evokes some unexpected emotion as there were more than a few people wiping their eyes during the film which at its core is a store of a young, shy boy desperate to be accepted and loved.
“Taron Egerton does a masterful jobs playing Elton and has created an absolutely stunning music album to compliment the movie - in honesty I downloaded the album as I left the theater.
“ Predictable to the very tip of the writer's pen.
“ And we get to sit front row as he details his early sexual confusion, his desire to be loved, his early professional frustration, and finally a career that exploded - covering him with money, adoration, stress, and more frustration.
“ Most of the time that formula feels tired and makes for a very boring theatrical experience, so I was very excited to see that Rocketman would be taking a slightly different approach.
“ Inventive, creative, exciting, whacky, moving, funny, touching, saddening and uplifting.
“ The performances are incredible and music numbers thrilling.
“ Costumes- simply stunning.
“ This movie was boring and a typical story of rags to riches with all the emotional baggage you could think of.
“ Regrettably, the film as a whole is self-indulgent and cliche-ridden to the hilt and goes down as a misfire.
“ His high notes were breathtaking!
“ Absolutely stunning .
“ Perhaps the ending is a bit too introspective to be entertaining.
“ Taron does an absolutely stunning job playing Elton, and his voice is freaking awesome!!
“ I'm glad I didn't spend any money on this and was able to stream it, so save your money.
“ And yet, that total inconsistency and almost insane range of atmopshere only adds to the immense passion and energy of the film as a whole, keeping its feverishly entertaining vibes at top pitch all the way to the finish.
“ With sweeping shots and many, many montages that show off Elton's life in intense music-driven scenes.
“ The use of John's music as his life progresses was both emotional and exciting.
“ Not just your average music biopic, it tells a riveting story that's accentuated by dizzyingly entertaining musical energy, vibrant visuals, electrifying pacing, and a truly brilliant lead performance, all somehow brought together by director Dexter Fletcher.
“ One of the worst movies I've seen in quite awhile.
“ This outstanding biopic blew me away by managing to both inform the viewer about the ups and downs of John's life in a wholly engaging and all-encompassing manner, yet also entertaining the viewer through absolutely dazzling musical scenes that manage to make the most of both the lyrics and subtext of John's lyrics.
“ Worst movie ever and does not address in any sensible way how the focal figures in his life effected him.
“ Boring .
“ The writing could have been better, at time it seemed very cliche.
“but from the very beginning it was entertaining.
“ Though perhaps some songs could have been more suitably placed, there are some gorgeous moments that really make use of both the energy and heart of Elton's music; a rendition of 'Your Song' sung solo by Egerton at the piano is slow and goose bump-worthy whereas the 'Saturday Night's Alright' sequence early on in the film is a joyous burst of colour and choreography.
“ Rocketman is a very entertaining biopic film with a ton of catchy songs and performances.
“ Clunky acting (mostly) obvious themes, zero subtlety, and incredibly self indulgent.
“ Bohemian Rhapsody is an award winning movie plagued by some big problems thanks to backstage drama, but still managed to maintain an interesting and entertaining story of one of the most tragic figures in modern music.
“ I went into this movie doubtful about what kind of drama could be written about Elton John that would make for a riveting story, and I was right.
“ Where Bohemian Rhapsody takes a dull, very literal approach to telling a music biopic, Rocketman recognises that there is more to show than just the chronology of a musician's life, and that's where the music itself comes in.
“The scenes are random also, so it´s also confusing.
“ A boring Wikipedia .
“ Slick, polished and hugely gripping, it doesn't slow down for a second.
“ The formulaic plot that this follows isn't just sub-par because we've seen it before, either.
“ His direction on that film was very inspired and the overall movie was quite enjoyable, so I was hoping for at least another feel-good movie that he would sink his teeth into.
“ Six-line Review: The stand-out feature of this musical biopic is Egerton's stunning performance.
“This compelling, thoroughly enjoyable film will whisk you away and take you back to those golden days of youth and the Elton John songs you listened to growing up.
“ Dexter Fletcher is a truly amazing director and the screenplay was also written beautifully, keeping the viewer on the edge, something not often experienced in biographies.
“ Instead of a linear "here's-how-this-song-came-about" storyline, it's a jukebox musical, with entire scenes bursting into unexpected song-and-dance numbers.
“ enjoyed it .
“ Fast paced, dizzying at times.
“ Very enjoyable film cleverly put together with excellent visuals and a good flow to it.
“Taron Egerton too, mirrors the film's brilliant energy and passion, portraying Elton John not only in a convincing and likable manner, but fantastically blending the singer's lively stage persona and real-world troubles into one, something that's so hard to do in such sleek and engrossing fashion.
“ The storytelling style of Elton sitting around a rehab table was sad, boring and overdone.
“The pure brilliance of this spectacle is heart wrenching and at many points my adrenaline made my hairs stand on end.
“ From the beginning, Rocketman sets itself out from the crowd and the ride that follows is a gripping tale of love, talent and the tempestuous nature of fame.
“ This film was absolutely breathtaking!!
“" Elton John (Taron Egerton)Elton John's remarkable removal from reality while he really defines a new rock performance style in the late '60's expresses in "Rocketman" the tension between performance dynamism and the formulaic loneliness fame and success bring to a legend.
“ A totally disjointed interpretation that could have been something magical.
“ As for Edgerton, he's probably best with the choreography, staging some entertaining, up tempo dance numbers throughout (coupled with a multitude of nifty costume choices).
“ While the material could be fascinating, the medium consists of a recitation of facts and events, as opposed to an actual story.
“ A dizzyingly entertaining music spectacle that celebrates its subject in style .
“ In comparison to last year's Bohemian Rhapsody which had good casting but felt like an average movie overall, this one just way more interesting and engaging.
“ I left the theater wanting to turn around and see it again!
“ The scenes in which characters burst into song and dance were obviously fantasies but entertaining ones.
“ This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
“ A riveting combination of candor and glamor.
“ It was engaging and well written.
“ Not perfect, but damn entertaining.
“ Taron gives a breathtaking performance as Elton John with his real, stunning vocals and didn't fail to make me feel so many emotions.
“ He is breathtaking in this.
“ Worth the watch .
“ I did like the performance from taron egerton but the story was confusing
“ This movie is thoroughly enjoyable, regardless of if you are an Elton John fan.
“ One of Elton's only true relationships that went both waysJamie Bell was very good as BerniePicked the right songs for the moments in his lifeOverall enjoyable and entertaining filmGreat for any Elton John or musical fan
“ You will be treated to an exciting journey of self-discovery, heartache, suffering and healing with both fist pumping and candle swinging musical numbers.
“Being entertaining is where the movie really succeeds ....
“ Total waste of time and money on this movie.
“ This movie is the most beautiful, touching, authentic, stunning, magical and empowering movie I have seen in the last 30 years.
“ A Stunning Biopic .
“ Very enjoyable.
“ This film is entertaining, emotional and inspiring and won't leave you bored for a minute.
“ Elton John is undoubtedly a legend, and this subjective statement alone will attract several audiences into what is an enjoyable musical.
“ A stunning and dazzling cinematic marvel, and nothing less.
“This definitely is not a documentary of Elton Johns life, but I think it does capture what he was like back then, the trials he had to go through personally and professionally and while the film was not as good as I was expecting, it was enjoyable.
“ For my money, this is a nice change of pace from how formulaic and tiresome some biopics have become these days.
“ Combine this with the impressively executed dance sequences, which similar to La La Land feel like modern day versions of a classic Hollywood musical, these sequences stand apart from Elton's as their own entertaining versions.
“ While telling a somewhat well-known tale, Rocketman manages to be joyous, tragic, romantic, funny, exciting, and just about any other emotion one might hope to experience while watching a film.
“ Too much of of the movie was spent dwelling his problems and his therapy in rehab which quite frankly was boring because it's a story we hear repeatedly in the media.
“The musical numbers and Elton's story are major players in the film's success however, Taron Egerton's electrifying performance as Elton John is the real driving force in making this a stunning biopic.
“ The way he portrays emotions, the look in his eyes, the tone of his voice, everything, is just stunning and really let's you feel the pain and the emotions he's going through.
“ Might be more entertaining
“ The constant, back-to-back recital of his relatively similar songs eventually became tiresome and got on my nerves, not to mention the unnecessary intermittent musical-esque scenes.
“ Blending the music together with orthodox drama in incredibly slick fashion, the film runs at an electrifying pace throughout, running to the beat of its fantastic soundtrack, all the while engrossing you all the more in the story at hand.
“ You don't have to be an Elton John fan or vice-versa, to watch this film and come out of the theater with the feeling of "who cares", since Rocketman is that kind of 2 hour waste of ones life in a film that hardly anybody will remember a few weeks after watching.
“ I do like this movie but I also question whether a more compelling telling is possible.
“ Formulaic, better suited for a stage play than a movie .
“ Rocketman displays such a strange mixture of self-pity and self-aggrandizement that it made the tone way too confusing to pin down.
“ But in second half, it becomes boring.
“ Mmm while this fantasy retelling of Dwight's life is vaguely entertaining to a point it does not have the flow and homely character of Queen's biopic.
“ The film is brilliantly entertaining and fun.
“ A super entertaining film that makes you feel you're on Broadway watching a musical theatrical play.
“ Predictable high school musical .
“ Unlike "Bohemian Rhapsody", where the purpose of the songs were limited to entertaining the audience (mostly fans), here, Elton John's songs (recreated, and sung by Taron himself) serve as a device for storytelling: the film-makers cleverly use the musical-style approach to depict happening of events, and passage of time.
“ Nonetheless, the highly-stylized musical numbers, along with the sheer amount of unexpected weirdness, make Rocketman fly above its banal shortcomings.
“ I was generally looking forward to this film, but I walked out bored and disappointed.
“ Slowly going through his life until he reaches his breaking point (which is, of course, the climax), Rocketman is a very engaging film, due to the fact that it really is a musical fantasy at times, providing thought-provoking sequences that really dive deep into the meanings of a few of his hit songs.
“ Worth the watch!
“ Taron Egerton nails it completely in the lead conveying his egocentricities, yet vulnerablities, and flamboyant style while Jamie Bell (who is undoubtedly coming of age in his recent roles) is excellent as the words behind the songs, and 'brother' Bernie Taupin.
“ Very similar to last year's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', I find myself in the internal battle for conforming to an opinion that readers will appreciate but understand, or give it that elusive perfect rating because it's "enjoyable" to the point that flaws are ignored.
“ Save your money, watch something better.
“ But everyime that the movie burst into music, the impetus was lost with these bland reworkings of Elton and Taupins great music.
“ Hmmmm, very scattered, unfathomable and pretentious fragmented film in epic identity crisis.
“ He has a certain hidden quality that makes him intriguing.
“ Enjoyable take on Elton Johns rise from a shy little boy to outrageous artist.
“' This hoary cliché finds refreshing relevance with the eponymous musician's own confession early on in writer Lee Hall's screenplay.
“ While most of it is expertly paced, the final third suffers a little from a meandering focus, becoming a slightly repetitive chorus of psychedelic escapades and impassioned arguments that certainly takes the scenic route towards what ends up being a pleasing, if slightly cheesy conclusion.
“ The worst movie I've ever seen .
“ Fascinating view .
“ The fantasy elements make it fun and over the top (just like the man himself) and Dexter Fletcher's directing is stunning.
“ Unbearable .
“' There is no point, no message.
“ Brilliant, stunning storytelling.
“ Enjoyable, brilliant biopic of one of Rock's icons.
“ A tad superficial & self indulgent .