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★★★★ ★

WHO wants to live for­ever? Fred­die Mer­cury does in this crowd­pleas­ing mu­si­cal biopic, a great­est hits trib­ute blessed with a heart­break­ing per­for­mance from

Rami Malek as the charis­matic front­man, above.

Bo­hemian Rhap­sody cov­ers the 15-year pe­riod be­tween gui­tarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and drum­mer Roger Tay­lor (Ben Hardy) wel­com­ing Fred­die as lead singer of their band Smile, and Queen’s tri­umphant 20-minute set at Live Aid in 1985. The film is book­ended with an adrenalinepump­ing re­cre­ation of the Wem­b­ley Sta­dium char­ity con­cert, where Queen stole the show.

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