James Mottram of GT’s sister magazine Total Film reviews the biopic that everybody’s talking about.
The film is similarly tentative about Mercury’s sexuality; there’s the odd montage of him gliding through leather bars, and a few suggestive glances towards men at truck stops. What the film does – and does well – is pay tribute to the singer’s exuberant stage presence. It’s a stupendous performance by Rami Malek, the Mr Robot star capturing Freddie’s harlequin-suited swagger with Oscar-worthy skill.
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