Rocketman (review)

Rocketman (review)
Rocketman (review)
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Would the Academy award an Oscar to an actor playing a famous musician 2 years in a row? Because Taron Egerton certainly deserves it. He not only captures Elton John’s swagger and sounds great (that’s him singing), but he also brilliantly and touchingly conveys the demons that haunted the singer. That was my one surprise/complaint: this was more a drama verging in tragedy. Still, director Dexter Fletcher’s vision to present John’s songbook as part of the narrative is masterfully presented, even sometimes moving. There’s plenty of information to qualify as a biopic, but the creative, artistic approach elevates the film to a magical movie musical.


5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)


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Here’s where I saw it (San Francisco’s Castro Theatre)



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