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111 Ratings


Directed by John Carpenter
United States, 1979
Biography, Drama, Musical


The film begins with Elvis aiting to go onstage for his now rightly famous concert at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. While wondering just how he will get on, he begins to think back over his life.

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Elvis Directed by John Carpenter

Critics reviews

Elvis hits an unusual sweet spot between fairy tale, nightmare, and hack biopic. Anthony Lawrence’s sanitized script is ripe for parody, its dialogue a non-stop barrage of exposition and foreshadowing in which everyone is always addressing the singer by name. But though the swagger Russell would bring to his later starring roles for Carpenter wouldn’t be out of place in a movie about The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, he plays Elvis as deeply vulnerable.
March 08, 2016
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