Where to start on how parlous this movie is?
I’ll be brief.
Let’s begin at the end. In this day and age the recreation of Live Aid – that had many people drooling was, to me, like an early episode of Crossroads, all shoogly sets and appalling cutaways.
Do you really expect me to believe that the ‘entourage’ was gasping in the wings of the real Wembley?
Do you really expect me to believe that Rami Malek was performing in front of THAT crowd?
Now, let’s consider Rami Malek.
Are you seriously asking me to salute you (the Academy) for awarding best actor to him in front of, for one, Bradley Cooper? I’ve seen every single best actor winner since 1994 and each and every one of them put in a better performance.
Wearing prosthetic teeth does not the great actor make.
The film is a pathetic wash over of a tragic life turned into a Hollywood fairytale.
It is utter garbage. With good tunes.