Elvis (1979)

The first volley in the never-ending "Presley movie" blitzkrieg, the made-for-TV Elvis: The Movie stars Kurt Russell as the King, Season Hubley as Priscilla, Pat Hingle as Col. Parker, Shelley Winters as Elvis' mom, and Bing… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 1, 1979
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Respectful, unpretentious and elegant (a Carpenter characteristic), if somewhat ungainly in its substitution of California real estate for Memphis and Mississippi locations, the modestly budgeted 'Elvis' remains the definitive screen portrayal of Presley.

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Sean Axmaker

[John] Carpenter... puts the dramatic focus on the relationships and tricky social dynamic with the male friends who became Elvis support group and entourage.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A performance de Russell é impecável; é como se víssemos o próprio Elvis. Porém, o fraco roteiro se limita a retratar momentos da vida deste, sem procurar conhecê-lo melhor.

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Kevin M. Williams
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell's first team-up is this thumbnail overview biopic to Tupelo's baritone bomber and his ever-so-fraught-with-rumor… More