Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

On July 31, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley staged a triumphant return to the concert stage from which he had been absent for almost a decade. His series of concerts broke all box office records and completely reenergized the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 11, 1970
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The film was somewhat radically reworked for a TCM special edition; the original is like an old-school monster movie that teases the audience before finally giving fans the spectacle they crave -- Elvis, tearing down the house in all his jumpsuited glory.

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Sean Axmaker

The definitive portrait of Elvis the Vegas headliner follows the King through his 1970 summer engagement in Las Vegas from backstage bustle to box-office hustle to 27 stage numbers.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... chronicles his phoenix-like rebirth as a Vegas showman as a concert rockumentary interspersed with interviews, backstage material, and a wealth of footage featuring the King in rehearsal.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Pop and Rock stars will come and go, but there is only one Elvis, and the concert film "That's the Way It Is" proves that, once and for all...

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Sean Gillespie
Best part - "Little Sister" fades into the Beatles "Get Back" and then back into "Little Sister." A great documentary and awesome… More