With a 91% Rotten Tomatoes score, the stylish music biopic Rocketman, a fantastical tale based on the extraordinary life of British rock musician Elton John (Reginald Dwight), is set to track $200 million worldwide at the box office this week. And it’s really no surprise. The film has been inundated with praise from critics.
“A sequin-encrusted delight. On paper it reads like a by-the-book biopic; on screen it explodes with the kind of colour and energy that only Elton John himself could invoke,” said John Nugent
“Taron Egerton is terrific as the singer, but the real star of this electric biopic is director Dexter Fletcher,” said Mark Kermode of The Guardian.
“Bursting with glitter, outsized emotions, and the sheer joy of music and a life well-lived, this glammy musical is the gorgeous biopic Elton John deserves,” Common Sense Media’s Joyce Slaton wrote.
If you’re a fan of the film, or simply a fan of Elton John, here is your chance to win a branded Rocketman T-shirt.
ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
Starring Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and Max Croes. Directed by Dexter Fletcher.
Rocketman releases in theatres on 7th June 2019.
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