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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Great Insight into The Life Of One Of The most Outrageous Rock Stars!!!!!

Author: GrantCAGE from Liverpool, ENGLAND
11 July 2001

I really enjoyed watching this documentary. It gives loads of information on the great singer with loads of interviews with bands members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, as well as Freddie's mother and sister and former teachers. The reason why this documentary is so great is that we get the Freddie Mercury story from beginning to end, with all the stops in-between. We hear from the people who knew Freddie well and we hear their views of him from them. There is, obviously, plenty of footage of Queen and plenty of Queen tunes played throughout the documentary. It's a great rock documentary dedicated to the great Freddie Mercury that everybody, whether you're a fan or not.

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

Great documentary about the greatest rock n' roll showman ever

9/10
Author: Mika Pykäläaho (bygis80@hotmail.com) from Järvenpää, Finland
1 August 2002

If you ask my opinion, Freddie Mercury was an incredible and downright perfect singer and the greatest rock n' roll showman ever and the magnificent Queen was definitely the best rock band there was and will be. Mercury's death only at the age of 45 was one of the biggest losses world of music has faced. Queen's fascinating music was a phenomenal mixture of opera and hard rock and Freddie's sensational voice, charisma and style was something out of this world.

"Freddie Mercury, The Untold story" lets Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Elton John, Robert Plant, Mick Jagger and many others talk about Freddie. This is also the first time when Mercury's friends and relatives gets a chance to speak too. We hear what Freddie's old mother has to say about his late son as well as his sister and last lover's thoughts. "Freddie Mercury, The Untold story" is an excellent, stylish, well-made and highly interesting one hour long documentary about the king as well as the queen of rock and everyone who loves Freddie should watch it.

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

An excellent, tear-jerking insight into the life of Freddie Mercury

10/10
Author: mikeyboy235
19 August 2005

Freddie Mercury The Untold Story is by far one of the best documentaries on the singer I have ever seen, if not THE best. It takes you through a detailed account of his life, from his birth in Zanzibar, through his time in boarding school, finding a love for Performing Arts, Art, Music as well as a whole host of things he was interested in. You are taken through his whole life, with comments from his close long-term friends, lovers, family, and band members as well as old school friends and colleagues. The story takes you through the last days and moments of his life, and shows his strength and determination, as well as love of everything around him. Have the tissues ready, as you're almost guaranteed to shed a tear at the end of it!

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Freddie Mercury was a god gift to music

8/10
Author: icet2004 from Estonia
29 January 2008

Freddie Mercury AKA Farrokh Bulsara is the biggest Asian music star ever.Queen were a British rock band formed in 1970 in London. But this documentary was good.duet Barcelona with Montserrat Gabbale is easily one of greatest songs ever recorded.Queen was a stunning band.the greatest band ever.the have sold 300 millions albums. all other superstars said good words about Freddie.Paul Mccartney, Rober Plant,Lisa Minelli,Elton John,David Bowie and Slash. Bohemain Rhapsody no doubt this one of most beautiful songs what ever made,but Freddie mercury we all know that he was gay(i'm straight) but what is so special that someone is gay?Freddie was talented. Queen is still one of most legendary bands of all time.Freddie's voice is same good as Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti.he was a real master.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

The Worlds Biggest Asian Star

Author: Andrew Bee from Earth
4 February 2001

Let me begin by saying, I am a huge fan of Queen and Freddie Mercury, so I enjoyed "FM, the Untold Story". This rule applies to all fans. I don't want to spoil things, and say much about the content of the documentary, because I'll let you discover it for yourself.

For those of you who aren't huge fans, you may need some convincing. There's no question that this is probably the most up to date documentary that details Freddie Mercury,- right from the beginning of his life in Africa, to growing up in India, to manhood in England, and from there on then, ultimately the champion of the rock world.

If you want a documentary on Queen, then watch Magical Years volumes I, II, and III. If you want to learn and understand more about Freddie Mercury, then this is a great place to start. He was a man with artistic visions, who fitted the times, who had ideas, and was most of all, able to articulate this to the world. He entertained, and did an excellent job of it.

The problem I found with this documentary was, that it kept jumping back and forward. One minute they were discussing life in India, the next minute you had clips of Freddie performing Opera. That in some way, lost it's flow. On top of that, there's not many full length clips of Freddie performing, and nor is there many clips of Freddie actually talking.

At moments the documentary gets a little lengthy, yet there are some touching moments nonetheless.

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Freddy mercury...The Untold Story...still untold...

2/10
Author: bettinak-1 from United States
18 October 2007

This is a review of 'Freddy Mercury The Untold Story,' theatrical release, Chicago Int. Film Festival, 2007 One of the phoniest, uninspired and most tedious biographical documentaries I have seen. If the film I saw in a movie theater was originally released on TV, I would plead with its producers and distributors to not fool a paying audience with the false promise of a cinematically worthy documentary feature. Even as a made-for-TV documentary, the sentimental piano solos accompanying interviewees sitting in front of flower arrangements in hotel rooms and the pompous, pseudo-literary narration rang more true of a sleepapedic bed Infomercial. The only redeeming aspects of this "The Untold Story of Freddy Mercury" -- or, uhm, was it "The Untold Story of Princess Diana" are the original concert, video and TV footage -- unabridged Freddy Mercury and Queen. Testimonial interviews with irrelevant eye witnesses with insights, such as: "He was a free spirit," (really.. I thought Freddy Mercury was a company man...) belittle those Freddy testimonials, by Brian May or Montserrat Caballe that shed new and affectionate light into Mercury's complex life and character. And... what up with the Harry Potter-like boarding school segments? How did the interview with the first girl-crush ("...who now works in a travel agency") and members of Freddy's first school band contribute to what I really want to know about Mercury? Vital milestones of his personal life, his sexuality, his artistic style and growth, Queen, the band remain unexplored. These filmmakers don't ask a single, provocative question, nor do they engage in independent or visionary research of their subject, instead delivering a tedious montage of politely clean and vastly empty comments about an enigmatic and brilliant rock legend, who doesn't deserve to be remembered by this History Channel biography your grandparents can doze off to on a Sunday night.

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