‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the worst-reviewed Golden Globes winner in 33 years

Globes judges rejected a whole bunch of
critics.

Bryan May with Remi Malek at
the Golden Globes.

Freddie
Mercury
biopic Bohemian
Rhapsody
is the worst-rated film to win a Best Picture award at
the Golden Globes since 1986.

The movie dramatising the life of Queen‘s singer won the
Best Picture – Drama award on Monday, while
Freddie actor Remi Malek also scooped the Best Actor gong at the
ceremony
.

However, it has emerged that Bohemian Rhapsody‘s rating of
just 62%
on Rotten Tomatoes
makes it the least favourably-rated movie
to win Best Picture since romantic drama Out Of Africa in 1986.
Starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, Out Of Africa is just
behind on 60%.

Bohemian Rhapsody is also rated a lowly 128 of all 149 Best
Picture winners at Golden Globes in its various categories since
the ceremony began in 1944.  The worst is 1953 Biblical epic The
Robe, which starred Richard Burton and has an approval rating of
just 33%.

After the film’s Golden Globes triumph, Queen guitarist

Brian May defended Bohemian Rhapsody against critics
, saying
negativity came from its trailer rather than the full film. May
told Deadline: “The mistake critics made was reviewing the
trailer instead of reviewing the film. They jumped to conclusions.
Once people staked their claim, it’s hard for them to
withdraw.” Malek’s co-star Lucy Boynton has also called
criticism “frustrating”.

Criticism against the film has stemmed from
claims that it didn’t feature Mercury’s bisexuality
.
Despite the attacks, Bohemian Rhapsody is now the
highest-grossing music biopic of all-time
, overtaking Abba
movie Mamma Mia after making $600m (£478m) at the box-office.

Singalong screenings
allowing fans to join on Queen hits like
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ were
recently announced for cinemas.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the worst-reviewed Golden Globes winner in 33 years