In Theaters: June 24, 2022
On DVD/Blu-ray: September 13, 2022
Based on 742 votes and 261 reviews.
Best movie I've seen in years. I loved it! Austin Butler brought Elvis back to life. At times I thought I was watching Elvis he did such a fantastic job playing him! I can see why Elvis' family loved the movie too. Well worth watching this movie!
Listening to that “one in a million” voice and all his songs brought tears to my eyes!
I thought the movie told it like it rally was!! Col. Tom Park er was Elvis’ down fall!!! Austin Butler was superb in the mouth! He was the perfect pick to play Elvis!!
This movie claims to be Elvis' life story but most of his actual life was left out completely. And Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker? Horrible voyeuristic performance of him constantly leering at Elvis. Austin Butler delivers the only decent performance in the movie and tries hard. But he can't save this film. The material here is not suited to a life story of the greatest male singer of all time. It's basically a glossy Baz Luhrmann musical with his typical surreal take on everything, lots of disconnected scenes, huge gaps in Elvis' life, sensationalized scenes meant to be quiet and intimate, jumping around his timeline, and just short moments of Elvis actually singing. I was SO disappointed knowing the fullness and richness of Elvis's life which was totally ignored here. His greatest life moments are completely left out. Hopefully no Oscars for this movie. Brendan Fraser in Whale was 1,000 times better. I hope someone does Elvis justice eventually, but this movie was definitely not it.
Austin Butler's performance was A-Mazing!!!! That boy deserves an Oscar for his performance, full stop. I feel like he captured the essence, the vulnerability of Elvis better than ANY actor who has ever portrayed The King. His stage performances of Elvis were absolutely stunning, mesmerizing. Tom Hanks was good, as always, but not Oscar worthy in this film, IMO. The angle from Colonel Parker's perspective was an interesting twist, definitely disturbing though.
Good movie with great performance by Austin Butler. He should win the Oscar.
As an Elvis fan since age 7, a long time ago, Austin Butler absolutely nailed the essence of Elvis. So close to the real thing. The quality of the music and sound worth the theater experience. I saw Elvis in concert when I was 18 just 4 months prior to his passing. I found this film very close to actual events and entertain. Butler definitely deserves an Oscar for his performance!!!
Hanks continues to amaze.
Outside of two recreated scenes of Elvis' performances, this was a terrible movie. A missed opportunity to tell the story of an iconic man with an amazing story to tell. And don't get me started on that dreadful Tom Hanks performance. That alone spoiled the movie.
What can you say about a movie even Tom Hanks can't save? Sure to become a staple of Bad Movie Nights.