Bohemian Rhapsody Reviews

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February 29, 2020
The film ends on a musical high, accurately capturing the essence of the band's energy but, despite Malek's best efforts, fails to capture the elusiveness of Freddie Mercury.
July 29, 2019
...the karaoke idea does not work in a tragic biopic, even if it sets out to celebrate the life and music of the rock star Freddie Mercury.
March 4, 2019
If you're looking to find our more about Freddie Mercury, his experiences, and his life, you might come away like you're missing a little something.
February 26, 2019
Bryan Singer's trite, tidy but powerfully soundtracked biopic of Freddie Mercury's fantastic journey from immigrant baggage handler to rock god renders the outsize ride of his life with surprising mundanity.
February 20, 2019
The only redeeming value of Bohemian Rhapsody is it's so bad, there's plenty of room left for a much better biopic about the one and only Freddie Mercury.
February 7, 2019
Rami Malek is a revelation, but his performance feels wasted in Bohemian Rhapsody, a movie that can't decide if it wants to honor Queen frontman Freddie Mercury or punish him.
November 20, 2018
There's a lot to like, namely Rami Malek, who is essentially Freddie Mercury reincarnated... but overall, it was far too safe for my taste.
November 16, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie that consciously tries to position a gay man at its center while strategically disengaging with the "gay" part as much as it can...
November 13, 2018
As for Freddie Mercury, is this his real life? Is this just fantasy - not sure that really matters either. When Malek's strutting like a peacock, this movie is a decently amusing escape from reality.
November 12, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody is made up almost entirely of contrived biopic signposts - a Queen's 'Greatest Hits' of ah-ha moments.
November 6, 2018
Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury's moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek's intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury's hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.
November 6, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody is not so much a film as it is a dramatization of a Wikipedia entry, watered down and overedited.
November 4, 2018
[It's] possible I hated this overblown mess of a musical biopic something fierce, and I'd rather not say another word about it.
November 3, 2018
Ideally, a film like this would attempt to add to, or to contextualize, a legacy. Instead, "Bohemian Rhapsody" tries to sanctify it, pack it in bubble wrap to protect it from causing, or being caught in, any friction.
November 2, 2018
I can't remember the last time I have been so gripped by an actor's performance, from the first frame to the last.
November 2, 2018
The film still doesn't quite know how to capture or contain that energy, so it all just sort of goes splat on-screen. It's haphazard, and it somehow just barely works.
November 2, 2018
Freddie Mercury deserves better.
November 2, 2018
It's meticulously staged on a grand and exhilarating scale and the figure of Malek, strutting and capering before that swaying, chanting mass of humanity seems to embody all rock stars in both their vanity and their courage.
November 2, 2018
Some of the liberties do Mercury and Queen an injustice, but most are harmless (if dim). A hundred small things wrong barely matter when there are one or two big things right.
November 2, 2018
It takes a certain degree of, um, talent to make a crashingly dull movie about Freddie Mercury, one of the least drab humans who ever lived.
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