BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (M) Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?, US-UK, 134 min
This sugary confection is a bitsy group hug and a grandiose greatest-hits play-through for the legendary British rock band Queen. However, as for the electrifying portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury by little-known actor Rami Malek (from TV’s Mr Robot), be assured that in the moment, he will, he will rock you. In scenes where Freddie is pushing Queen to excavate monster earworms like Another One Bites the Dust, We are the Champions and, yes, the rockopera masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, Malek’s bravura performance shifts the whole movie from first gear up to fifth in seconds flat.