‘Rocketman’: Taron Egerton Anchors Dexter Fletcher’s Flashy Elton John Biopic [Cannes Review]

Published on May 17, 2019

“There are moments in a rock star’s life that define who he is and how people perceive him as he ascends into the heavens,” John Reid (Richard Madden) tells a young Elton John (Taron Egerton) halfway into “Rocketman.” It’s a corny line, but also an effective one — dually for Elton, who’s immediately seduced, and for us, eagerly awaiting the inevitable explosion of Elton John’s stardom onscreen.

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Author: Caroline Tsai