Jailhouse Rock
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One of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, "dangerous" Elvis that had won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders. Presley plays a young buck who accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in showbiz after his release. Together with pretty Judy Tyler (the former Princess… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"Embora Presley fosse um péssimo ator, seu carisma e sua intensidade nos números musicais transformam este em seu melhor filme, já que, além de evitar as fórmulas que viriam a dominar seus longas, ele estabelece uma ótima química com Tyler."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Just a notch above the average Elvis vehicle (which is not very high), this early b/w effort (Elvis' third feature) suffers from a silly prison yarn but is ultimately saved by the rendition of some good rocking tuners like the title song."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"singing carries the day, just as we'd expect in an Elvis movie"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Even if the plot is thin, the characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Elvis rocks."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Elvis delivered his definitive screen appearance in this budget-minded black and white production, a dark reflection of the Loving You rise to fame."
‑ Sean Axmaker, MSN.com
"An early, lively Elvis musical, aesthetically light years from the tacky one-offs, such as Spinout that followed. The title number... well, it rocks."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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