Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Run time: 134 mins
Empire – 3 stars
Before they met Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) had a band nobody cared about. With Mercury they became one of the biggest bands in history.
“Big on swaggering spectacle ”
“The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular”