On Nov. 2, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released worldwide to an overwhelmingly positive review. The movie recieved an 8.4/10 from IMDb, a 55% overall score from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% score from Metacritic.
Although most of the more infamous film critics were mostly negative, they found Bohemian Rhapsody to be a “cleaner” version of the actual events that transpired. Nevertheless, audience scores found the movie to be an incredible thrill ride of one of their favorite bands. 98% of Google users gave this movie a thumbs up, and most of the reviews are from genuine real people who just loved the movie.
As for my personal review, it was amazing. During the entire movie and a few key scenes, I had cold chills, I was at the edge of my seat, and I loved every minute of the film. I didn’t enter the movie expecting to see a shot-for-shot retelling of their story, so it was now surprise that I was sure some of the events never took place and others were glossed over. As with any movie or biopic, expect a dramatized version of the story and then afterwards do your own research.
“‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ creates a watchable paint-by-numbers ride through the Queen saga, yet it’s rarely the movie it could or should have been,” said Owen Gleiberman from the Variety Magazine.
“This movie was amazing. Sure it glossed over some of the facts and less important parts of Queen’s story, but it nevertheless gave me thrills. I loved seeing Queen on the big screen, and the last twenty minutes where they showed the Live Aid Concert was fantastic!” said a movie-goer at the Wilmington Plaza Cinemas 5.
With any movie, the critic and the audience’s scores are drastically different. You can almost pin it down with the theory ‘if the critic dislikes it, the audience loves it, and vice versa.’ That can happen with any art piece, and should be expected from time to time, especially with movies.