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