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Overall I found this movie spellbinding. Rami Malek was truly astonishing. Maybe the movie isn't 100% accurate, but the movie was always compelling, fascinating and moving. All of the music scenes are fantastic. I liked how the music was so front and centre in the film and that the film showed a lot of the music process. The movie truly capitalizes on what a rare, outstanding special artist Freddie Mercury was. Watching the movie and listening to all the magnificent music made it a very emotional experience. Overall I thought the movie did a great job of capturing the unique magic of Freddie Mercury.
Wow. Remi Malek really embodied Freddy Mercury and it was mesmerizing. Great film.
Some parts were a little choppy, but overall a good movie. Got my attention throughout.
This was a excellent movie, we really liked it. Shame he died so young, but lot of guys died of aids during that period of time. Music and acting was very good.
Perhaps my former love for the band Queen makes me slightly biased, but I firmly believe that Bohemian Rhapsody was extremely deserving of the 4 Oscars that it received. At first glance, the movie doesn't seem like more than a quirky biopic centered around Freddie Mercury but these accusations aren't further from the truth. Bohemian Rhapsody sets quite the stage for Queen and showcased their musical career with style and familiarity. Although the acting and directing were phenomenal, I must take grievance with how the story was told, as it did get several important facts and dates incorrect and I felt as though it could've focused more on the end of Freddie Mercury's life. Despite this, everything else was flawless in its execution- even creating many (MANY) quotable lines and running jokes. Not to mention the cast looking almost identical to Freddie, Brian, John, and Roger. Many would argue that the best part of Bohemian Rhapsody is the spotlight Queen received at Live Aid, which is quite a fair argument: Rami Malek's recreation of how Freddie Mercury moved on that stage is identical, flawless even. All-in-all, Bohemian Rhapsody is sure to spark a hidden love for the band Queen in anyone who watches it and is worthy of recognition despite minor mistakes. 4/5. @showmethemonet! of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
This movie has everything: amazing music, great acting, a compelling story, colorful costumes and interesting characters. It's just FUN! It is a movie and should be processed as a work of fiction with some details that may be true. It is freely adapted from the original story. It is NOT a true biopic, but who cares? The music and the acting are true erfection. See it if you dare ... it is entertaining to say the least.
I didnt like this as much as I expected. I am old and loved their music at the time, thought Freddie beautiful and now I think I would rather just go to utube and see them occaisionally
Very sanitized version of the decadence of the era in a film that was good, but not great. More of a homage to Freddie Mercury than anything else.
One of the best music biopics I have ever seen! Rami Malek was awesome as Freddie Mercury and deserved his Best Actor win back in March!
Who cares about director Bryan Singer's antics while this was filming? Just watch this film for Rami Malek alone.
Good film but I agree with one of the other comments that this was a carefully crafted version of events. I heard Sasha Baron Cohen, who was originally slated to star as Freddie Mercury, in an interview explain that he left the project because he wanted to show aspects of Freddie's personality and behaviour that the band preferred to keep hidden. If anything, this film reminds me of how business savvy Queen is. Through Wayne's World in the early 90's and now with this film, they continue to find ways to introduce their music to younger generations and garner attention for their band. They are awesome at legacy building.
On a less cynical note, Queen is indeed an incredible band. I've often said that you don't have to like every Queen song but every song is a masterpiece. They were excellent musicians and wrote interesting and different music. This film showcases some of that talent and uniqueness that the band has. Overall, good film.
I knew nothing about Queen and wasn't sure that I wanted to watch this but discovered that I did know some of their songs and then enjoyed their story and their music. I even watched the youtube video of their live performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Something tells me this is a somewhat 'looking through the rose colored glasses' retrospective on Queen. It is an interesting movie nevertheless. The lead actor's take on Freddie Mercury reminded me of Natalie Portman's take on Jaqueline Onassis.
I usually don't enjoy making-of/backstage movies, but the cinematography here was very effective, the interactions between bandmates were well-shown (instead of making this a completely one-man show), and you can't fight that toe-tapping music. Good film!
WOW! Would have LOVED to see this in a theatre before the screens became not much larger than my flatscreen. Epic portrayal of an epic band whose music is still enjoyable some 40 plus years later. Beautiful!
Deserves all the praise it has received by the film industry and the movie goers of the world. Undoubtedly the success of a movie about the rock group Queen will mean many more movies about legendary musical legends. Can't wait!!!
Loved this movie! I watched it not knowing anything about Freddie Mercury, but really got to like him. The music is the part I loved most.
We enjoyed the movie very much. Well told story. Great acting. The Live Aid concert reenactment is a cherry on top. I did not even mind some of the "soap opera" moments - the rest of the movie made up for those. Rami Malek definitely deserved the Oscar.
Interesting look at the life of Freddie Mercury and the rise of Queen. It's often difficult to tell how much time is passing in the film; it begins with the band members meeting and ends with the Live Aid concert (5 years before Freddie died). Still, Mercury (Malek) is a sympathetic character whose diva/artist behavior and flamboyant bravado conceals a deep loneliness. The movie serves as a solid introduction to the band and the artist and introduces a new audience to their music. Look for current Queen front man, Adam Lambert, in a brief cameo.
Entertaining if flawed biopic about Freddie Mercury and the trajectory of his career with the band Queen. Solid performances all around with the justifiably award winning Rami Malek playing Mercury, "Downton Abbey"'s Allen Leech in an unexpected role, and a fun cameo with Mike Myers. I loved how the musical numbers are presented but I would have liked to have seen a little more depth in character development; and when filmmakers mess with the timeline of actual events it always frustrates me. But overall well worth seeing for fans of Mercury and Queen's music.
the soundtrack was awesome. Remi Malek did an awesome job! loved it. So good I would see it again.
Amazing! Made me even more obsessed with Freddie Mercury and Queen's music. It transcends generations.
An excellent picture on the general organization of the band QUEEN and FREDDY MERCURY. Not a full accurate film but you understand how it formed, the songs, breakup and the music plus the life of Mercury. I can see why actor Rami Malek won the Academy Award for best actor.
No, it's not a perfect biopic of Queen and it's not supposed to be. It takes creative liberties with the timeline and changes some circumstances to make them fit into film format better. Still, they did a great job capturing Freddie as a person and the important aspects that influenced him to become the legend he was.