| As it turns out, “Bohemian Rhapsody” the song is a sonic masterpiece and Bohemian Rhapsody the movie is just a conventional rock flick, one all too ordinary for a man and a band that exemplified the extraordinary. Der Film begleitet Queen, während sie Hit über Hit produzieren, die Musikcharts anführen und dabei ihre Musik immer weiter entwickeln. Thus, perhaps amazingly, I was really not acquainted with the rock group Queen or Freddie Mercury, its mercurial lead singer. The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat. | By Stefan Kyriazis PUBLISHED: 16:47, Wed, Feb 13, 2019 If you’re immune to Malek, there’s no hope for you. Bohemian Rhapsody is clinging onto its “fresh” status on Rotten Tomatoes a mere three percentage points, and now holds the accolade of being the movie with the … BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY star Rami Malek crushed all the critics of his Freddie Mercury and Queen movie with one perfect put down. There’s no new material to be found in Bohemian Rhapsody. You will not see a more perfect and imperfect rock and roll biopic than Bohemian Rhapsody, which does many things extremely well, other things sort of average, and one thing flawlessly: capturing the immense charisma and panache of Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Awards User Ratings Winds up being giddily entertaining, first as an exercise in so-bad-it’s-funny kitsch, and ultimately as something far more meaningful and thrilling. Jamie Foxx’s full-body inhabitation of Ray Charles just got some competition at the top. Bohemian Rhapsody is another lame music biopic, and its failures ultimately lie in the poor creative choices, the gutless approaches to potentially explosive events in the life of this band. It’s a visit with some old mates you’ve not seen in a long time. Some of its scenes connect awkwardly, and it hits every beat of disaster and triumph squarely, like a gong. Screw the film’s flaws — you don’t want to miss his performance. The critical failure of Bohemian Rhapsody is that, 134 minutes after the lights go down, the members of Queen just seem like four blokes who’ve been processed through the rusty machinery of a Hollywood biopic. For a film insistent upon getting the dramaturgically correct 1985 Pepsi logo into the frame, very little effort seems to have been applied to exactitude elsewhere. It's the centrifuge around which the rather uneven film whirls, and Malek keeps it going with his sheer will and talent, aided by a parade of legendary Queen hit singles. Despite its intentions to get close to Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is as intimate as a sold-out stadium show, with none of the accompanying power. Deftly tweaking the tropes of rock biopics, this drama of singer Freddie Mercury and British hitmakers Queen dazzlingly captures an era, a man and the universal quest for identity. See all external reviews for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Like Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is three parts good but not terribly exciting, and one part absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it. Der Film begleitet Queen, während sie Hit über Hit produzieren, die Musikcharts anführen und dabei ihre Musik immer weiter entwickeln. November 4, 2018 ~ autumninnewyork11. Bohemian Rhapsody is fun but entirely superficial, playing it safe rather than trying to be as bold or brazen as its larger-than-life subject. Despite its intentions to get close to Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is as intimate as a sold-out stadium show, with none of the accompanying power. It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock 'n' roll can be. Bohemian Rhapsody doesn't throw itself into the tale of the band with anything approaching the abandon of the boldly unconventional 1975 smash hit that gives the movie its name. Der Film begleitet Queen, während sie Hit über Hit produzieren, die Musikcharts anführen und dabei ihre Musik immer weiter entwickeln. Although Malek looks the part, and has Freddie’s dance moves down, his performance is all stiff British accent and overbite (Mercury was born with four extra teeth). The reviews of Bohemian Rhapsody are flooding in following the film’s London premiere. Except for its songs, Bohemian Rhapsody too quickly becomes forgettable; something the real-life man at its center, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1991 at the age of 45, never was. That is what made Queen and Freddie Mercury so special and that is why Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you, if you let it. As with a concert or favorite record, sometimes it's best not to overthink things but simply let the visceral power take over. A baroque blend of gibberish, mysticism and melodrama, the film seems engineered to be as unmemorable as possible, with the exception of the prosthetic teeth worn by the lead actor, Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, Queen’s lead singer. If it doesn’t have the family drama of “Walk the Line” or the psychodrama of “The Doors,” Bohemian Rhapsody does deliver what any music biopic must: convincing characters and some kick-butt simulated concert experiences. As with all dramatized stories of real lives, artistic license hammers messy reality into a watchable film. Singer never gets beyond the superficial to tell us anything profound or meaningful about Queen or Freddie Mercury or the perils of rock stardom. 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