Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody Review - 3½ Stars

"Bohemian Rhapsody" celebrates Freddie Mercury and Queen with a winning mixture of cliché and bravado. It's hard to take your eyes off Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, and not just because of the outrageous, oversized teeth he wears. Malik captures Freddie's joy and swagger, and the music takes care of the rest. You won't learn much of anything in this biography, but you will watch the band create some of the most outrageous music of the 70s. The finale replicates Queen's 20-minute set at the 1985 Live Aid concert. "And then I wrote,""And then we played." "And then this happened" has never been so fun. "Bohemian Rhapsody," 3½ stars, rated "PG-13." Does it deliver what it promises? Yes, the music. Is it entertaining? Fascinating. Is it worth the price of admission? The next best thing to being there.