Flaming Star
Flaming Star (1960)

Tensely directed by Don Siegel, Flaming Star is the grittiest of Elvis Presley's post-Army films. Elvis plays Pacer Burton, a half-breed youth in the old West, torn between loyalty to the whites, as represented by his father (John… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A treasure trove of content for Presleyologists who interpret Elvis as a repository and reflector of America's conflicted and evolving attitudes toward youth, class, race and sex.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Famed action director Don Siegel saw an element of raw danger in Elvis and gave him his very best role in this excellent quasi-Western.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An emotionally charged liberal themed Western that keeps things rocking.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The filmmaking may be a little ramshackle, but it's sensitive, and the performances are soulful.

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Sean Axmaker

Less an "Elvis film" than a western starring young Presley in a surprisingly well cast role, this lean frontier drama... offers one of his most impressive performances.

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Steve Crum

Among the best Presley features; directed by Don Siegel.

Blake French

...proves that Elvis didn't just get lucky with his first performance; the boy could actually act.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Elvis' best performance, in a solid Don Siegel Western

Rachel Sanders
Apollo Guide

Although the sight of a shirtless Elvis wrestling a native warrior is fascinating enough, there are few surprises in the sequence of events.

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jay nixon
Only okay as westerns go and actually very dark at the end but miles ahead of most of the tripe that Elvis was thrown into by the Colonel.