Bohemian Rhapsody Review: A Lesson in Failure from Freddie Mercury

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Bohemian Rhapsody Review: A Lesson in Failure from Freddie Mercury

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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here are only two real stars in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody – leading man Rami Malek’s prosthetic two front teeth, which give him a campy-yet-innocent air, and lend his voice an interesting cadence. As for the rest of the movie, like the now-legendary lyric from the song goes, “Nothing really matters.” Bohemian Rhapsody teased us by promising a front-row seat to the hedonism, heartbreak, and hijinks that defined a British-Indian rock titan, but the Bryan Singer-directed film is a waste of its subject’s dramatic potential.

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