Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Mike Myers, Gwilym Lee
By-the-numbers. Engaging. Entertaining.
Bohemian Rhapsody chronicles the ups and downs of legendary rock group, Queen, with an emphasis on Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. This is basic biopic storytelling, complete with historical inaccuracy and carefully placed uplifting moments. Naturally, the soundtrack is great, the crowd scenes, and concert recreations are elaborate and impressive, and Rami Malek is astounding. It isn’t a very insightful biopic, nor is it original at any point in its telling of this story, but it is very entertaining, and well-acted, and that’s good enough for me.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-