Kyle J. Steenblik

Bohemian Rhapsody is Electrifying [Review]

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Bohemian Rhapsody
4 stars out of 5
Directed by Bryan Singer / Dexter Fletcher
Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers
Production company 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, Queen Films
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date 2 November 2018
Running time 134 minutes
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie 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. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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