At the center of it all is an absolute home run performance from Rosamund Pike that is sure to put her in the Oscar race. Simply put, she is fantastic.
This is a great example of a writer, director and star being in lock-step and working together beautifully to accomplish a shared vision.
Queen was Mercury’s band and this is Malek’s film, and he never lets you forget it for a second.
It’s no secret that I love Michael Shannon. He is excellent at quiet (and occasionally explosive) rage, and his cold stare makes him the pitch-perfect choice for this role, as his eyes feel as lethal as his bullets.
Everything on display here is the definition of unflinching and the result is the suspenseful drama that 2018 needs.