Review: 'Elvis' is one fried peanut butter and banana sandwich of a movie, tasty but overstuffed
However, at the risk of checking into Heartbreak Hotel, don’t get your hopes up for a cohesive classic befitting a King. First 'Elvis' trailer: Austin Butler explodes to life ...
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Jun 23, 2022 · Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” — a biopic in the sense that “Heartbreak Hotel” is a Yelp review — works mightily to dispel this funerary gloom. Luhrmann, whose relationship to the past has always been...
- Baz Luhrmann
- A.O. Scott
- 159 min
The standard rock biopic formula gets all shook up in Elvis, with Baz Luhrmann's dazzling energy and style perfectly complemented by Austin Butler's outstanding lead performance. Read critic...
- Biography, Drama, Music
Jun 22, 2022 · The most fascinating linkage in “Elvis” is the extrapolation of commerce and race. Parker is enamored by Presley because he plays Black music but is white. Elvis turns off the white Christian old, like the moribund country singer Hank Snow ( David Wenham ), and the homophobic men who consider him a “fairy.”
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Jun 24, 2022 · Elvis is an incredibly horny movie. It has to be. You aren’t getting this story right if we cannot believe that the man’s hip-shaking was worthy of his being labeled a public enemy. Luhrmann of...
- K. Austin Collins
Jun 23, 2022 · Yet as impressive as it is to see Butler approximate the King belting out something like "Suspicious Minds," "Elvis," the movie, ultimately winds up caught in a trap entirely of its own making....
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- Review by Brian Lowry