Atom User Reviews for Elvis
If you weren't an Elvis fan before this you will be. Seeing his story unfold makes his music so much better. Austin Butler was amazing as The King Of Rock & Roll. Tom Hanks is amazing as Parker
Austin butler was amazing and i love luhrmann’s style i wish we could get a longer cut with iconic scenes from other Elvis movies but so far for me this is better than bohemian rhapsody the style of luhrmann goes well with Elvis and i didn’t mind the new school music in some parts because it attracts younger audiences that listen to that type of music like myself i am a 18 year old Elvis fan ever since i was 12.
HAIL TO THE KING ⚡️
austin butler was phenomenal
It was amazing! My mom and I cried! They did a wonderful job with casting and story telling
This young man, Austin Butler was absolutely mesmerizing! Can't wait to see what he does next! What a role of a lifetime to play the king or rock and roll!
So well done. An emotional experience. Austin Butler was amazing!
Incredible Movie!! Even if your are not the biggest Elvis fan which I honestly am not. This movie is a must see. It is so beautifully well played. Austin Butler did a phenomenal job playing Elvis. He absolutely killed it in this film.
A complete mess. For the first third I thought I was watching a trailer since the pacing was so off it made my head hurt. The rest of the film was boring with unnecessary back and fourths between characters. I also hated the obscene amount of voice over and text on screen; absolutely lazy storytelling on the filmmakers part. I spent $7 to watch this film and looking back I wish I would’ve just saved my time and maybe even bought some Starbucks with that $7 (definitely would have enjoyed it more at least). Overall wouldn’t recommend
Amazing performances by Tom Hanks and Austin Butler.
Great performance by Austin Butler and Tom Hanks! A tribute to Elvis’s life.
Really sheds light on some lesser known controversies surrounding Elvis’s death. Great movie!
It was so good I'm going to see it again
The music was a mix of modern and I did not like that. Why add rap to the 50s?
I thought it was long and depressing to be honest. There were some good parts for sure and Austin and Tom Hanks, were phenomenal. I felt some of the information disclosed should have remained private, even though I knew certain things that were revealed. 45 years after he is gone, why tell those things to the public now?
Love the movie ❣️
Austin Bulter is a wonderful Elvis! Tom Hanks makes you believe everything you heard about The Colonel! Great movie!
Decent movie, liked Austin Butler when showing the earlier years of Elvis, when in the young skinny years. What was missing...more Elvis! Too much of the focus was on Col Parker when everything you needed about him could have covered 20 min. So much of the movie was also the Col showing how great he was for Elvis, when he clearly was not (and, spoiler, this was also confirmed in the closing captions). Makes me want to know more about Elvis so that worked!
The lead was a good actor. The way the story was told was confusing. There is a good way to go back in time and then in the present but this wasn’t it. The writers didn’t do a very good job. I was also disappointed in Tom Hanks acting. He just didn’t feel authentic.
They rushed through all of it had to leave when Elvis got into movies, great actor for Elvis at least he did his thing but story wide felt like they chugged a red Bull and pulled a all-nighter
Amazing story line
One of the best movies I’ve seen all year. Elvis, the character, was top notch.
Great movie and acting with a lot of music.
Loved the transitional style they used throughout the movie! The story was very raw & shows you the impact his life had on him. RIP Elvis Aaron Presley.
Put aside any inaccuracies (that I don't know about and don't much care about), put aside any shortcomings in Austin Butler's performance (which was extremely challenging for a young actor, even a very good one), and put aside the fact that it's a movie made for a generation with a five-second attention span, and you'll find yourself engrossed in this hypnotic celebration of a man and of music. Rarely are we shown the origins of Rock N Roll, the music that still lives on in the colloquial form of the term "rock star," or what it once represented and still does in the hearts of many. But Baz Luhrmann tries and succeeds at shining a much-needed light on an American tradition, and on the dangers that come with commercializing everything, even a man's soul.
I loved it! I felt Elvis in the Building
Awesome movie with great music and a phenomenal cast!
I was impressed with the actors. I felt like i was watching the real Elvis on screen.
Austin butler took the character to a whole new level!! He was amazing and very much looked like him.
Great film, Austin Butler is the living Elvis. Kind of long but well done.
Wasn’t the best but I liked it.
Definitely one of the best of 2022
I thought the storyline was good and interesting. And the actore played Elvis was great . The music was great.
The actors that played young Elvis (Chaydon Jay) and mature Elvis (Austin Butler) really captured the Essence of E! The interactions between E and B.B. King were really well done. I kinda expected more from Baz Luhrmann having enjoyed Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, and Romeo + Juliet. I enjoyed this movie very much but felt it could have been better!
Skipped over way too much of his life
A must see for ALL Elvis Presley fans from around the world.
The movie was good but wish it was less about Tom Parker and made the story line more about Elvis.
Interesting not movie of the year but interesting
A bit long towards the last 30 mins but the storyline was still well portrayed. I definitely learned a lot about elvis that I never would have known.
It wasn’t great but it was better than expected. It was fun and interesting point of view. Hoping for the uncut version to come out soon.
Very well done! Wonderful music, but very sad.
Really enjoyed the movie. Excellent acting and impersonating. The one thing that Hollywood did not even touch on was how generous Elvis was. I am a native Memphian who grew up during the time he was making movies. He helped many people who were down on their luck and needed help. If it was a stranger on the street with car problems or even needed one, he would buy them one if he felt moved to. RIP Elvis..
Not the best quality .Expected more from his life
Elvis – in so many ways a sort of kitsch-art earnest version of Walk Hard – is to the traditional musician biopic what Las Vegas is to a traditional city. An idealized reality so manically constructed that it becomes a sort of grotesque, like an absurd parody of Americana rendered in pastel Formica and crushed velvet. It’s real sicko shit, and in that sense it’s hard not to love it.
Elvis seems perfectly content being a glitzy, bejeweled extravaganza, even when the film’s nearly three-hour runtime leaves its energy — which never fully recovers after the first half — waning by the end.
Elvis is the Baz Luhrmanniest film Baz Luhrmann has made yet, a compilation of his greatest filmmaking hits, all employed for a film as excessive and grandiose as Elvis himself. Though the framing device doesn't always work, Austin Butler's stunning performance, lavish production design, and comic book-like editing make for a movie not unlike one of Elvis' own — full of personality, kind of empty, but undeniably enjoyable.