BO­HEMIAN RHAP­SODY (M) Is this the real life? Or is this just fan­tasy?, US-UK, 134 min

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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.

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