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How was the response of the critics to the movie Bohemian Rhapsody?

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical drama film. It was directed by Bryan Singer. Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach produced the movie. It is based on a screenplay by Anthony McCarten.

Who starred in the film?

The film is based on the life of Freddie Mercury. She was the lead singer of Queen, a British rock band. In addition to Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers star in the film. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor consulted on the project.

Who produced the movie?

The film was created by 20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox acting as distributor. 

When was the movie announced?

In 2010, it was revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen will play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer kept sole director credit as per Directors Guild of America guidelines. Fletcher received an executive producer credit. Dexter Fletcher was originally set to direct the film. He was hired to finish it. In January 2018, filming came to an end.

The film was released on October 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom. On the other hand, it released in the United States on November 2, 2018. Critics panned the editing, Singer’s direction. They also panned the depiction of Mercury’s sexuality, and the lives of the other band members. However, Malek’s performance and the music sequences were praised.

Other than that, a number of historical inaccuracies are also present in the film.

Box office

It was a huge box office success. The film grossed over $905 million worldwide on a production budget of around $50 million. As a result, the movie became a sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018. Finally, the film broke all-time box office records for the biopic and drama genres.

Achievements

Bohemian Rhapsody has certainly won a slew of awards. They include Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing at the 91st Academy Awards. 

Moreover, the film was also nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. Also, the film was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Malek won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA for Best Actor.

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