Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

Blu-ray Disc - 2019
Average Rating:
Rate this:
72
1
1
An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. Following Queen's meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie's solo career, the film also chronicles the band's reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

Opinion

From Library Staff

List - Oscar Nominees 2019
alaude Jan 22, 2019

Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
p
patr1390
Jun 19, 2019

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.

c
carolanne39
Jun 18, 2019

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

p
PearlyKayAm1
Jun 11, 2019

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.

e
ericbrown601
Jun 08, 2019

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.

s
Sastez1
Jun 03, 2019

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.

m
ms_mustard
Jun 03, 2019

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.

d
duane767
May 27, 2019

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.

Vilka May 13, 2019

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!

h
hammer59
May 10, 2019

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!

g
garycornell
May 08, 2019

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!!!

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote
j
jimg2000
Feb 17, 2019

76 quotes posted in IMDb already, thanks to the contributors. Here are those on Freddie's chompers:

Reporter 2: Freddie, uh, your teeth! Why don't you get your teeth fixed?
Freddie Mercury: I live in Britain. I don't want to stand out.
===
Freddie Mercury: I have four extra incisors.

*** expanded quote on his incisors:
Our lead singer just quit.
-Well, then you'll need someone new.
Any ideas?
-What about me?
Uh, not with those teeth, mate.
- Freddie sang: I know what I'm doin' ... I got a feeling ...
The others harmonizing: Doin' all right
-I was born with four additional incisors. More space in my mouth means more range.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
ELPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top