Plot: Magnetic frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) leads the British rock band Queen on a meteoric rise through personal and professional ups and downs.
Director: Bryan Singer
2 hours, 15 minutes Rating: PG-13
Upside: Malek gives a standout performance, nailing Mercury’s strutting demeanor and catsuit-clad look.
Downside: The paint-by-numbers rock biopic is all too ordinary for a man and a band that exemplified the extraordinary.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM