Bohemian Rhapsody Reviews

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December 8, 2018
Rami Malek's portrayal of Mercury should garner well-deserved awards acclaim. Undoubtedly, it was one of the most enjoyable biopics I've ever watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
December 7, 2018
Malek's portrayal is not an impersonation, but an electric homage to a man who he knew never could, or should, be duplicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
December 5, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the great movie it might have been. It's too sanitized, too safe. But thanks to an incredible lead performance from Malek ... it's still a pretty good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2018
While it was great seeing how the band got together and how the iconic songs were made, the film felt rushed and too convenient in the way it all fell into place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2018
One of the most frustrating movies I have seen in years, Rhapsody seems bound and determined to trip over its own feet at every turn. And yet, the music and one good-if-not-great performance keep it upright, though just barely.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 25, 2018
I came away thinking, "this could have been so much more," but I don't quite know how. I really didn't want a movie that solely focused on Mercury's tragedies. Malek's knockout performance is reason enough to see this.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 20, 2018
Despite all the problems and rumoured on-set arguments, the good news is that Bohemian Rhapsody still provides comedy, tragedy and a killer soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 20, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody -- a biography, a musical, a history -- succeeds on all fronts whether Freddie Mercury is an unfamiliar face or the object of long fandom.
November 19, 2018
All these disturbances decidedly took a toll on the finished product. All-in-all, Rami Malek's superlative performance keeps you riveted throughout...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2018
Despite some fairly wild deviations from the true stories, Bohemian Rhapsody is still an intensely satisfying movie led by a fearless performance from Rami Malek.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
November 17, 2018
Mercury was making love to the audience with every bone in his body. Malek never seems like he's in his body at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
No thanks to disgraced director Bryan Singer, whose terrible fingerprints are all over the project's biggest defects, star Rami Malek makes for an impeccable Freddie Mercury.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
It's in the title. There's a reason Bohemian Rhapsody is not called "Queen" or "Mercury" or "I want to break free". It is neither harmoniously collective nor ragingly individualistic. It is, in every sense, rhapsodic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2018
In the end, the movie belongs to Freddie Mercury, the Bohemian rhapsodiser of the title, who conquers with his voice from beyond the grave. The movie comes alive every time Mercury's sonorous voice booms out of the screen.
November 15, 2018
A fitting tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen, Bohamian Rhapsody is a stirring spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 15, 2018
It's like a best selling record; very enjoyable and entertaining, but nothing extraordinary. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 14, 2018
Yes, the narrative moves too fast, but the film is worth seeing for exactly two reasons: Rami Malek's excellent work as Freddie Mercury... and the musical sequences (especially that of Live Aid). [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2018
The movie falls into some of the pitfalls of telescoping events to fit the format. But it heroically depicts the Queen era (late '70s-early '80s), and the band's phenomenal creative energy and output.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 13, 2018
As with all dramatized stories of real lives, artistic license hammers messy reality into a watchable film. Dramas are not documentaries. The essential emotions of Freddie's life and the history of the band are here.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 13, 2018
To play any icon is like walking a tightrope above a rapaciously protective fanbase, but Malek embodies the man and the mystery he both detested and promoted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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