Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over


  • Genre: Music, Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 134 minutes

  • Director(s): Bryan Singer

  • Cast: Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee

  • Ratings Info: moderate sex references, drug references, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a biopic drama following the life and music career of Freddie Mercury.

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a biopic drama which follows the life and music career of Freddie Mercury.


There are undetailed references to some sexual practises. A brief scene set in a gay club shows men wearing sexualised clothing.


White powder is briefly seen lying on a table, and a man swallows an unidentified pill. Drug misuse is clearly condoned.

There is discriminatory language towards race and sexuality, although such language is clearly not endorsed by the film. A man slaps a woman's backside at a party and grabs another man between his legs; the behaviour is not condoned.

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This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.