Bohemian Rhapsody

Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Surrounded by darker influences, Mercury decides to leave Queen years later to pursue a solo career. Diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, the flamboyant frontman reunites with the group for the benefit concert Live Aid -- leading the band in one of the greatest performances in rock history.

Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Biography , Music , Historical drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Jeva Films, GK Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1970s , 1980s , Fall , Tense , Hotel , Rise , Temptation , Relationships , Creative , 1990s , Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    To the filmmakers' credit, and even though they don't entirely avoid the clunky factoid-itis that often plagues the genre, this is a biopic that favors sensory experience over exposition. It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock 'n' roll can be. show more

  • 40
    Slate

    If Bohemian Rhapsody’s superficial gloss on the band’s rise sometimes feels like a useful feature, the hackneyed way it treats Mercury’s life and fall is close to fatal. And after you leave the theater, you may find that first part isn’t such an asset after all. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Appropriately for a group known for its theatrical, crowd-pleasing tunes, this authorised-by-the-band biopic carries itself lightly, serving up familiar plot points with panache and a sense of humour, while at the same time investing in the story’s emotional through-line, building to a genuinely moving climax. show more

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