A surprise hit, Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who 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, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that was always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. With Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.
“…there’s only praise to heap on Rami Malek whose tour de force performance as Freddie Mercury will definitely rock you.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Bohemian Rhapsody winds up being giddily entertaining, first as an exercise in so-bad-it’s-funny kitsch, and ultimately as something far more meaningful and thrilling.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Malek does an impressive job of re-creating Mercury’s moves onstage, but the core of the performance is Malek’s intensely thoughtful, insight-rich channelling of Mercury’s hurt, his alienation and isolation even at the height of his fame.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker
Anthony McCarten (story by), Peter Morgan (story by), Anthony McCarten (screenplay by)
Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy