Flamboyant, bombastic, yet sanitised and sketchy on detail, Bohemian Rhapsody plays it safe recounting the rise of rock legends Queen and the turbulent life of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek, sporting false teeth and an assortment of preposterous wigs, gives his all as Freddie, but the reluctance to sufficiently explore his hedonism, homosexuality and battle with Aids leaves the film as conflicted and schizophrenic as its protagonist.
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