7.9/10
456
7 user 14 critic

Rocketman (2019)

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

Release Date: May 30

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director:

Dexter Fletcher

Writer:

Lee Hall (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
12 ( 15)

What It's Really Like to Be Elton John

Taron Egerton and Elton John have known each other for a few years, and now Egerton is playing the music legend in Rocketman. He talks to IMDb about becoming Elton.

Watch now

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stéphane joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, in the 93. He meets his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, and discovers the tensions between the different groups of the district.

Director: Ladj Ly
Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Alyssa Maria App
Yesterday III (2019)
Comedy | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ana de Armas, Lily James, Kate McKinnon
Bacurau (2019)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A filmmaker decides to travel to a village in the interior of Brazil to make a documentary. As days go by, he begins to discover that the locals are not exactly what they appear to be and hide dangerous secrets.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Stars: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Barbara Colen
Brightburn (2019)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director: David Yarovesky
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, Jennifer Holland
Little Joe (2019)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

Director: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Jessie Mae Alonzo, Emily Beecham, Leanne Best
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Summer 1998, Kabul in ruins is occupied by the Taliban. In love despite the daily violence and misery, Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.

Directors: Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
Stars: Hiam Abbass, Simon Abkarian, Swann Arlaud
Elton John: Rocket Man (Video 2017)
Animation | Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

An animated music video for the classic song.

Directors: Majid Adin, Stephen McNally
Stars: Elton John
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Taron Egerton ... Elton John
Richard Madden ... John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Sheila Eileen
Stephen Graham ... Dick James
Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin
Harriet Walter ... Helen Piena
Tate Donovan ... Doug Weston
Gemma Jones ... Ivy
Charlie Rowe ... Ray Williams
Jess Radomska ... Teddy Girl 1
Jimmy Vee ... Arthur
Steven Mackintosh ... Stanley
Kit Connor ... Older Reggie
Viktorija Faith ... Party Guest
Tom Bennett ... Fred
Edit

Storyline

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a True Fantasy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray Studios, England, UK

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Elton John once applied to work for NASA before he was famous. He didn't get the job and decided to sing songs to show them what they were missing. See more »

Goofs

Reg Dwight chose his stage name after his band-mates Elton Dean and Long John Baldry, but the movie implies his new persona's surname honors John Lennon. See more »

Quotes

Elton John: [from trailer; singing] And I think it's gonna be a long, long time. Till touch down brings me round again to find, I'm not the man they think I am at home. Oh no no no, I'm a rocketman!
See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Still Standing
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Performed by Taron Egerton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Soars
19 May 2019 | by Shanghai_SamuraiSee all my reviews

First, Taron Egerton deserves every accolade he'll receive for this. While his voice doesn't ascend to the richness of the real Elton, his singing and dancing talents are showcased wonderfully. Rocketman differs from last year's musical biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, by unleashing the story of Elton John as a fantasy musical. In doing so, it, in my opinion, captures the full range of emotions - from trials to joys - without trapping it in the confines of reality. It's a painting, not a mirror.

As a side note, it takes the topic of homosexuality a little further, in a mainstream movie, then we have seen. And some audience members might feel as squeamish as Elton John's parents would.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed