Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek delivers an Oscar-winning performance as Freddie Mercury in this biopic of Queen. Penned by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything).

Bohemian Rhapsody's long gestation, since 2010, has seen the departure of Sacha Baron Cohen as Mercury (later called an "arse" by Queen guitarist Brian May) and director Bryan Singer from part of the shoot in controversial circumstances.

Best Actor (Rami Malek), Editing, Sound Editing & Sound Mixing; Best Motion Picture - Drama & Performance (Rami Malek), Golden Globes 2019
2018Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references & drug references134 minsUSA, UK
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Bohemian Rhapsody / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Freddie Mercury’s amazing voice and showmanship lifted Brit band Queen above pretentious pomp-rock, as with Rami Malek’s bravura central performance here as the larger-than-life lead singer with operatic aspirations, a defiantly sexual persona with rock god egomania turned way up to eleven.

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Why is Bryan Singer’s biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury called Bohemian Rhapsody? If the answer is simply that this is the name of a smash-hit song, then the very core of the director's famously troubled production is an ethos as deep as a bumper sticker. Slap a couple of well-known words on the poster to attract some eyeballs, and who cares if the title makes sense?

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Variety

Variety

With a performance as commanding as Rami Malek's at its centre, why isn't Bohemian Rhapsody a better movie?

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Time Out

Time Out

The energy of Malek's imitation helps to bind what amounts to a series of gossipy but harmless rock-world anecdotes into something vaguely coherent.

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The Times

The Times

Bohemian Rhapsody, an eight-year abomination in the making...cannot claim to have achieved even wiki-movie status.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A bolder film might have explored the relationship between Mercury's hedonism, his mostly closeted sexuality and his on and off-stage personas in a more nuanced way.

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Stuff

Stuff

Bohemian Rhapsody is an often irritating and occasionally unforgivable film. It is also one hell of a good night out. Go see it.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Appropriately for a group known for its theatrical, crowd-pleasing tunes, this biopic carries itself lightly, serving up familiar plot points with panache and a sense of humour.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

If you're after a stirring account of Queen's musical life, then this one is for you. However, if you're after an authentic retelling of Mercury's off-stage life, you'll be let down.

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Newshub

Newshub

Rami Malek is convincing enough under pressure to play Mercury well, and as the Hollywood version of the story of Queen, I enjoy it quite a bit.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Someday another feature about Queen might go deeper.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...it is not necessary to like Queen's music in order to find this film watchable and mildly enjoyable.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular.

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