Bohemian Rhapsody is dividing critics, but the general consensus appears to be one of disappointment. However, critics think the Rami Malek performance is great.

Here’s what the critics say:

-“Bohemian Rhapsody is a bad movie. But boy, is it entertaining”. The Washington Post.

-“Big on swaggering spectacle, but far from a killer Queen”. The Telegraph.

-“Bohemian Rhapsody captures the majesty of Queen”. Nerdist.

-“Rami Malek rocks as Freddie Mercury, but Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t a killer Queen biopic”. USA Today.

– “Freddie Mercury biopic bites the dust”. The Guardian.

-“Rami Malek is the champion of what is essentially a Queen Wikipedia entry”. Metro.

– “Bohemian Rhapsody is not the Freddie Mercury biopic we deserve”. New York Post.

-“Rami Malek does a commanding job of channeling Freddie Mercury’s flamboyant rock-god bravura, but Bryan Singer’s middle-of-the-road Queen biopic rarely lives up to the authenticity of its lead performance”. Variety.

Starring Mr Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer. 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. Facing a life-threatening illness, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

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