Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Bohemian Rhapsody has had a pretty rough critical reception so far and, for the most part, having watched the movie it seems pretty unfair.  Yes this is a surface deep look at the career of Queen and Freddie Mercury and yes it does ignore many of the darker elements of the lead singers life. But with a central performance as good as that delivered by Rami Malek at the centre and THAT music you almost forgive some of its weaker moments.  And the film does have them – the film doesn’t nail the battle Freddie has with his sexuality and Live Aid for one seems oddly cheap at times but thankfully the film (just) sticks the landing on that one.  So Queen fans will love it but more than that there’s a fascinating story at the centre of the film and one that people should see.

Best Bit:Bohemian Rhapsody

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Doors, Get On Up, Sid & Nancy 

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...