This musical fantasy follows the fantastical journey of the shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, a student at the Royal Academy of Music, as he becomes one of the most iconic figures in pop culture, Elton John. Set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton, Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. (R, 121 mins)

“What makes Rocketman a gift of entertainment that keeps on giving is the brilliance of the musical numbers coupled with the complexity of the star’s portrayal.”– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“Egerton is commanding throughout. His performance is truly a marvel. Rocketman as well.” – Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times

“Rocketman is magnificent and ridiculous, a feathered melanage of clichés and originality, of respectful homage and unrepentant nostalgia. Sometimes it’s comfortingly conventional; other times it’s gloriously off the charts.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine