Rocketman runtime: How long is the Elton John biopic? Full runtime REVEALED


Movies are growing in their runtimes and cinemagoers often expect to be in their seats for almost three hours to see any given film. The recent epic Avengers: Endgame just topped three hours, while fellow musical-biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was two hours and 13 minutes. But where does a musical biopic like Rocketman fall on the spectrum? Read on to find out.

How long is Rocketman?

Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, clocks in at two hours and one minute.

Paramount Pictures calls Rocketman: “An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.”

The film tells Elton John’s life story, beginning with his early years in Pinner, Middlesex, as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music.

The biopic also touches on his influential and enduring musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse and acceptance of his sexual orientation.

Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman tells John’s story in flashbacks as opposed to chronologically in ‘present’ day.

The flashbacks also contain staged musical numbers of Elton’s songs, as imagined in his head during pivotal moments in his life.

Who is in the cast of Rocketman?

The cast of Rocketman includes:

Taron Egerton as Elton John

Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin

Richard Madden as John Reid

Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen

Stephen Graham as Dick James

Jason Pennycooke as Wilson

Charlie Rowe as Ray Williams

Gemma Jones as Ivy

Kit Connor as Older Reggie

Kamil Lemieszewski as Dr. Maverick / Paramedic

Steven Mackintosh as Stanley

Jimmy Vee as Arthur

Rachel Muldoon as Kiki Dee

Celinde Schoenmaker as Renate Blauel

Sharon D. Clarke as Elton’s alcoholics anonymous counsellor

Tate Donovan as Doug Weston

Rocketman is now playing in cinemas.


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