chad’s review published on Letterboxd :
Despite its “weak” parts, Bohemian Rhapsody is still a great peace of filmmaking and payed homage to the legend that Freddie Mercury is. Rami Malek’s portrayal was honestly the best I’ve seen in a biopic.
The directing was pretty good and the long shots didn’t bother me like most of the people who watched the movie. The editing seemed a little bit sloppy sometimes and the cinematographer should play more with colors. The screenplay was good too and I loved the lines that showed how much of a diva Freddie Mercury was. The Live-Aid scene completely blew my mind especially because it looked exactly the same like the real one.
Rami Malek did an amazing job portraying one of the biggest, most iconic & influential persons of all time; he gave a superb performance that deserves to sweep nominations in awards season and obviously get an Oscar nod (if not a win). His transformation was so extraordinary which made me think it was the real Freddie Mercury in some scenes.
Not the best film of the year but it’s rightfully inside the top 3.