Bohemian Rhapsody

If you’re one of those who idolizes Freddie Mercury—and there are apparently many of you!—you’ll undoubtedly find much to love in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, the biopic of the lead singer of the rock band Queen, who died prematurely of AIDS in 1994. For the rest of us, this tribute to Mercury (Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek, holding nothing back) from director Bryan Singer (the X-Men movies) passes muster but not much more: It’s a little too tidy in its rise to fame; fall to (gay) sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll; and abbreviated redemption. But at least it doesn’t shy away from Mercury’s gay nature. —YSM

One response to “Bohemian Rhapsody”

  1. Lisa says:

    I thought VH1 Behind the Music did a better job of telling this story than this movie…..I thought it was terrible…bad dialogue, very cursory look at the art, the band, and everything else. I thought this movie was a colossal waste of time and money.

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