Rocketman ★★★

Much like 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' which is only a comparison I'll make because it's so very recent and the director had his hands in both, this is a perfectly fine movie with a performance that transcends the rest of the movie from time to time. The scene where Egerton is preparing to go on stage for a royal variety performance and he's trying to decide how much to smile is probably the highlight of the movie. And the scene set to "Rocketman" is a close second right up until the cartoony lift-off. I'd watch this again before I sit through 'Bohemian Rhapsody' simply for the songs but I don't think I could say one blows the other away.