Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Running Time: 121 minutes
Certificate: 15 - drug misuse, sex, very strong language
“A heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph”
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
“It finds strength in texture, beauty in sadness, and an inspired finale in a crackpot arrangement of one of the singer's greatest hits.”
- Kevin Maher, Times
“Taron Egerton, in a fantastic performance, doesn't impersonate Elton John, he becomes him; he doesn't lip-sync, he sings, making the songs matter in that moment in the story.”
- David Sexton, London Evening Standard
“Pure Elton John, and pure pleasure.”
- Anna Smith, Metro
“This Elton John fantasia reinvents the movie musical in a blast of raw energy"
- Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
“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."
- John Nugent, Empire Magazine
“Because the film is a cartoon bus, we don't care if the road is often familiar."
- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
With electric camp and epic swagger, the early years of Elton John are brought to the screen for an anthemic sing-a-long.
Taron Egerton charms as the man once known as Reg Dwight, from his journey to unassuming prog-band keyboardist to bona fide pop royalty. With the help of his mother (Bryce Dallas Howard), lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), we see the rise of one of the Twentieth Century’s true musical icons.
And don’t stop him now! Dexter Fletcher, director of the smash Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is back behind the camera for this one.
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