Entertaining enough but far too much time was spent covering Freddy Mercury's sexuality and party lifestyle. I wish the film showed more of the other band members and felt a little less dramatised in places. The writing and pacing did let the film down and most of the characters weren't particularly likeable. However, the cinematography was on point, the music was enjoyable, the choreography and outfits were well done, and the acting was reasonable but nobody's best performance.
Uneventful, confused, predictable, poorly paced, and nonsensical. The film started with some action without explanation, then the next 45 or so minutes were an intersex woman talking about her life story in a pub, most of which wasn't even really relevant to the plot. There was eventually some time travel, but the entire sequence was predictable and inconsistent with other time travel stories where you can't interact with your past self. It can be argued that it's logically impossible to change the past since it results in a logical contradiction, but this whole narrative relies on changing the past via time travel. The acting was average, there was no action besides the first and last scene, the pacing was too slow, the twists were obvious from the get go, the characters were bland and unoriginal, there was no character development from the main protaganist, and some of the dialogue was just silly. There was also no real explanation of the organisation. However, the cinematography and visual effects were fine. The soundtrack was forgettable. Not worth a watch.
Predictable and silly but entertaining nonetheless. Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey gave solid performances, and the action was enjoyable. However, the plot was formulaic, most of the twists were obvious, and it did drag on slightly. Furthermore, the characters were largely unlikeable and idiotic. It didn't make much sense that the hostages took so long to reveal any information. The film also used a Disney/Pixar villain twist by presenting commander Adam Beck as the corrupt cop when he was just a moron - these twists never work that well. On the other hand, the cinematography, visual effects, and soundtrack were all reasonable.
An enjoyable story about discrimination, but there was too much eating. You typically don't see characters eating in films, but Tony was constantly eating, and it wasn't the most pleasant thing to watch considering he was just stuffing himself. However, Viggo gave a solid performance, although his weight gain for this film definitely wasn't healthy. The other cast were fine, but I didn't find Mahershala's performance to be that believable. The plot was cliched and predictable, but it did the job, and the pacing was acceptable. There was a little bit of action, some good humour, and some emotion provoking scenes. The cinematography, visual effects, and soundtrack were all decent as well. Not bad, but a few things could have been done better. A classic case of writing letting a film down.
Somewhat enjoyable despite the ridiculous and unbelievable plot. There is no way this film is an accurate dipiction of the real events. The acting was off for several characters such as the chief of police, the introduction and ending were disappointingly vague, the handling of the hostage situation was so terrible it can't be true, there wasn't much action considering how many people were pointing guns, and the kissing was just silly. However, the cast was reasonable, Ethan Hawke and Mark Strong performed pretty well, the cinematography felt modern, and the pacing, visual effects, and soundtrack were fine. The writing let it down big time.