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Bohemian Rhapsody Reviews

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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.
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
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.
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
June 18, 2019
All biopics are dumb and bad, but musical biopics are a very special kind of awful. At best, they are exercises in celebrity karaoke. At worst, they are lip sync battles. Actually, at worst the director of the musical biopic is fired during filming...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 15, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody might have some spectacular moments but it never forms a cohesive whole or have anything of merit to say about its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
March 20, 2019
The discrepancies are so glaring that they're distracting and altogether misleading.
January 18, 2019
An ahistorial jam session where everything is off cue.
January 8, 2019
It's a shame that such a didactic script and the attachment of Brian Singer taints what could have been a genuine and touching story.
January 31, 2019
Strong acting from Rami Malek and others can't hide the film's substantial plot flaws.
February 18, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody is a soulless, predictable, conventional and emotionally extortive musical biopic, although it's all hidden behind the songs and musical sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 6, 2018
The film seems more interested in selling Queen albums to a new generation than it is depicting the complexities of the men who helped to change the face of rock music.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 10, 2018
People can bop to the music, see an imitation of their beloved frontman, and have the script pump inspirational narratives into their minds. For people who have always carried a love for Mercury and his fellow misfits, the film feels empty and shallow.
November 1, 2018
It's not real. It's not honest. It lacks the magic to live forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2018
For a man and a band that were so groundbreaking, so fixated on musical revolution, this is supremely cheap work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2018
The kind of show-the-work exhausting 'meticulously-detailed imitation of a famous dead person's widely-remembered mannerisms' performance that's been known to induce priapic erections in Academy Awards voters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
November 2, 2018
More like Bohemian Parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 1, 2018
To think about how much is missing from Bohemian Rhapsody hurts, not simply because it doesn't paint a full picture of the man we know as Freddie Mercury, but because it paints something that doesn't feel honest.
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