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Bohemian Rhapsody Reviews

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July 25, 2020
The film is either scared of alienating its audience or can't bring itself to paint Mercury in a light that isn't totally mainstream, but either way, it's shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2020
More bubblegum pop than gritty heartbreaking drama, Bohemian Rhapsody may have a few flaws but it is, without a doubt, made for its hardcore fan base. It's engaging, foot-tapping and one all-around rocking respectful party.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2020
Mercury's deeply flawed personality is brilliantly brought out in all its contradictions by Malek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 4, 2020
Bohemian Rhapsody was made to pay tribute to Freddie, not to explore his personal life. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2020
There are a great number of problems with Bohemian Rhapsody, but the passion for and behind the band is front and center, and that occasionally makes it a great deal of fun.
June 27, 2020
It is brutally long, rushing to tell the hectic life of Freddie Mercury with very awkward creative decisions and conventional mechanics that make the journey hasty, pointless and with little time for cohesion. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 1, 2020
As a biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody falls short, failing to adequately examine Mercury's life and the people in it. Malek, who put so much effort into bringing Mercury to life, and who gives such a brilliant performance, deserves better, as does the audience.
March 18, 2020
Overall, this is nothing new. Neither good nor bad, but if you approach it from the right angle, it's a lot of fun.
February 28, 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.
February 5, 2020
Bohemian Rhapsody dives into the struggles that Freddie Mercury went through. Whether you are a Queen fan or not, it makes for a great drama (with awesome music!).
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 21, 2020
This is record label-approved hagiography, and those doing the approving seem to see Mercury's sexual orientation as a character flaw he must overcome.
January 11, 2020
podcast review
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2020
Though Rami Malek (Mr Robot) obviously poured his heart into the role, he could never have won, given the source material he had to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody is an expensive cosplay. It is plotted with the passion of a Wikipedia summary article. It hums along inoffensively for 2 hours.
August 2, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody is well-crafted and exhilarating at times. It doesn't do much to break the mold of a typical biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
July 24, 2019
Queen's subsequent rise to global fame is told through vignettes that are jolting and badly edited together, often arriving without context or connection
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2019
Freddie Mercury was a brilliant musician who left an everlasting mark on the world. Bohemian Rhapsody offers a small insight into Freddie's world and that of the band Queen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 10, 2019
It may be a watered down tale of one of the most 'mercurial' lives lived on earth, but it is also a beautiful tribute to the life lived only for performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 20, 2019
In its two hours of footage he does not get a single moment of authentic, pure and full rock and roll. [Full Review in Spanish]
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