Rocketman

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
Rocketman Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 7+

A so-so sophomoric space comedy.

PG 1997 94 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Language

Funny movie, but parents beware there is language. “H” at least 3 times and “D” and use God’s name in vain several times. Just want others parents to be aware if you have younger children. Some innuendoes and drinking also.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 11+

Inappropriate humor

It’s weird because the movie has a lot of kid humor, but then some adult humor I.e. taking shots and getting someone drunk, and when being introduced to a female astronaut he was making references to “sleeping” with her in a comedical but sexual way.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Big Poster Image

    Big

    Wonderful story with some very mature material.

    age 13+
  • Space Cowboys Poster Image

    Space Cowboys

    Fun if predictable adventure has great cast.

    age 12+
  • Galaxy Quest Poster Image

    Galaxy Quest

    Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.

    age 8+
  • Spaceballs Poster Image

    Spaceballs

    Goofy '80s parody has cursing, violence, innuendo.

    age 12+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a UFO
    Space and Aliens
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate