Bohemian Rhapsody Is Getting Mixed Reviews From Critics

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Normally you would think a biopic about Queen singer Freddie Mercury would have been a critical darling.

I was assuming the movie would have been loved by all critics prior to its release. However, the review embargo for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has now been lifted and the movie is getting mixed reviews so far.

As you can see on Rotten Tomatoes, the current rating for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is 57%. It's classified as Rotten as only movies with 60% or above are certified fresh on the aggregate website.

21 reviewers so far have given the movie a thumbs up, but a further 16 reviewers have given it a thumbs down. The average score of the film is currently 5.9/10 meaning most reviewers are giving it around 2.5/5 or 3/5 stars.

The critics consensus gives you a small clue that the movie could have been much deeper. You can read it posted down below.

"Bohemian Rhapsody hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection.

Reading the reviews, I can assume that the movie does not delve deep into the more controversial moments in Freddie Mercury's career and life.

This movie is more like a celebration of Mercury's career in Queen rather than a deep biopic.

The movie's depiction of Freddie Mercury is one of the reasons why actor Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out from playing the role.

Creative differences was the issue since the movie shied away from Mercury's more controversial moments as the remaining Queen members wanted a happier movie.

Sacha Baron Cohen was replaced by Rami Malek who is considered to be a decent actor in the film. It will be interesting to see if Malek will be nominated for an Academy Award next year.

Anyway, Bohemian Rhapsody is out in North America on November 2nd, 2018. It will be interesting to see if the audience likes the movie better than the critics do.

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