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  • Gareth Crook

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

I’m not a big Queen fan admittedly, but granted they do have some fantastic songs and that’s probably the best thing about this, with at least a few genuine hairs on the back of the neck moments. It’s enjoyable, but the very definition of style over content. Malek is good, possibly great, with plenty of attention to detail (Dental Prosthetics by Fang FX Ltd.), but the rest of the band/cast are bloody awful and it slips into caricatured nonsense far too many times. This could’ve and should’ve been so much better, but it’s been ground down so much it feels like a sanitised TV drama. To be fair though, Queen are nothing if not theatrical and this is every bit the ‘Keep the masses happy Performance with the capital P’. A greatest hits... but the subtlety is missing.

7/10


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