Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Carolyn McAndrews, Reviewer

Box office: $834.8 million

Release date: November 2, 2018 (USA)

Director: Bryan Singer

Budget: $210.9 million

Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Initial Entertainment Group, & Regency Enterprises

Genre: Drama/Biography

Rating: PG-13

Length of Film: 2h 13m


Film Description:

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.


My Review:

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide; No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see. I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy. Because I’m easy come, easy go. A little high, little low. Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me…” Attention! Calling all Queen fans to see this movie!


I finally understand why there is so much talk about this movie, it’s one of a kind… just like Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody is definitely one for the record books, it’s outstanding! While this movie is about the band Queen, we follow the path of Freddie Mercury. We get to see what he and the band all went through together, and we get to see how they stuck in so many people’s hearts for so long. Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, put on the performance of a lifetime.


When watching movies, you can tell whether or not the cast is selling a performance or if they’re just going through the phases. This cast not only sold the performance, but they make you believe that you are watching real videos of the real Queen. Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Gwilym Lee (Brian May), and Joseph Mazzello (John Deacon) become the members of Queen in this movie, and really bring the sense of family to life. Throughout the movie they kept saying how they weren’t just a band, they were a family of misfits.

The storyline of this movie is outstanding, and very moving. I’m not going to lie, I got a little teary eye when watching them at the end of the movie. If you want to know why, well I guess you’ll just have to watch the movie for yourself. I highly, highly, highly recommend watching this movie. So, stop what you’re doing and go watch this movie. You will not regret it.