Gwilym Lee, left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody."
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'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek willWhere does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? Mercury, nee Farrokh Bulsara, was born with four extra incisors, giving him a bigger mouth. Introducing himself to his future Queen bandmates, Mercury (Rami Malek) explains that the added chompers have benefits beyond a provocative, pronounced overbite. Robot," throws himself into every strutting second of screen time as Mercury. He lacks both Mercury's voice (it was overdubbed for singing and performance scenes) and Mercury's teeth (Malek was outfitted with fake ones), but Malek's performance, especially onstage, is so full-bodied that he transcends both his own differences with Mercury and the tepid surrounding melodrama.Still, the power comes mainly from the tunes and from Mercury/Malek's magnificent stage presence. "Bohemian Rhapsody" might be easy come, easy go, but Malek makes for a show-stopping silhouetto of a man.
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