Interesting look at the life of Freddie Mercury and the rise of Queen. It's often difficult to tell how much time is passing in the film; it begins with the band members meeting and ends with the Live Aid concert (5 years before Freddie died). Still, Mercury (Malek) is a sympathetic character whose diva/artist behavior and flamboyant bravado conceals a deep loneliness. The movie serves as a solid introduction to the band and the artist and introduces a new audience to their music. Look for current Queen front man, Adam Lambert, in a brief cameo.

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