3.5

Bohemian Rhapsody

Biography Drama Music


 

The story of Freddie Mercury and Queen in their lead-up to the group's 1985 Live Aid performance.

For a band who fought against formula, it's a little disappointing "Bohemian Rhapsody" favours convention in its storytelling. There's nothing gritty or controversial about this ballad, and the film's darker subjects are conveniently glossed over. What we do get, however, is a symphony of electrifying performances from an impeccably selected cast, bringing a set of energetic and fun-filled recitals. Invariably it's the music that steals the show, building towards a rousing finale that puts you front and centre to one of the band's most memorable gigs. Radio Ga Ga.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 1st November 2018
Twentieth Century Fox 134 mins