Bohemian Rhapsody

Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Freddie Mercury -- the lead singer of Queen -- defies stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. The band's revolutionary sound and popular songs lead to Queen's meteoric rise in the 1970s. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Mercury reunites with Queen for the benefit concert Live Aid -- resulting in one of the greatest performances in rock 'n' roll history.

Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Music , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Queen Films, 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Relationships, 1980s, Creative, Tense, Rise, Brash, 1990s, Hotel, Fall, Temptation, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Appropriately for a group known for its theatrical, crowd-pleasing tunes, this authorised-by-the-band biopic carries itself lightly, serving up familiar plot points with panache and a sense of humour, while at the same time investing in the story’s emotional through-line, building to a genuinely moving climax. show more

  • 40
    Slate

    If Bohemian Rhapsody’s superficial gloss on the band’s rise sometimes feels like a useful feature, the hackneyed way it treats Mercury’s life and fall is close to fatal. And after you leave the theater, you may find that first part isn’t such an asset after all. show more

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    To the filmmakers' credit, and even though they don't entirely avoid the clunky factoid-itis that often plagues the genre, this is a biopic that favors sensory experience over exposition. It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock 'n' roll can be. show more

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Awards

Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Sound Editing
Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)