We were kinder than many when reviewing Bohemian Rhapsody but it would be fair to say that the Queen biopic has been hit by a generally frosty critical reception.
Audiences, however, seem to love the film, leading to hearty takings being raked in across the world.
The way we see it, the critics aren’t wrong about Bohemian Rhapsody‘s faults but it’s no surprise that audiences have responded with a lot more warmth. Here are ten more examples of so-called ‘mediocre movies’ with reception-transforming soundtracks…
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Critics seem to have taken against Bohemian Rhapsody with curious animosity. It’s not the film’s fault per se – directed in hodgepodge by both Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher, this is pretty inoffensive entertainment – but because it replaced a potentially more interesting take on the Queen story. When Sacha Baron Cohen was subbed for Rami Malek, in the role of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the project became much safer. If you’re after dramatic depth, you’ll be disappointed; if you’re happy with slightly sanitised fun, this will, indeed, rock you.
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