Jailhouse Rock
Jailhouse Rock (1957)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 1957
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

'50s Elvis film still charms; some mild violence, smoking.

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Sean Axmaker

Elvis delivered his definitive screen appearance in this budget-minded black and white production, a dark reflection of the Loving You rise to fame.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

An early, lively Elvis musical, aesthetically light years from the tacky one-offs, such as Spinout that followed. The title number... well, it rocks.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

singing carries the day, just as we'd expect in an Elvis movie

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Even if the plot is thin, the characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Elvis rocks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Along with King Creole Elvis' best film, admittingly not a high bar to crest, he is in prime condition and great voice. Very sensual and surrounded by a… More
Ken Stachnik
This movie opens with Elvis beating a man to death with his bare hands... and then he becomes a pop sensation... How can you not love it?
Aj V
This is my favourite Elvis movie, the story is cool and more realistic than his other movies. Plus, I love the songs. If you only see one Elvis movie, see… More
vieras esine
Loved the music, was horribly annoyed by the character and the way he seemed to get whatever he wanted despite being a total jerk.
Tim Salmons
Fantastic movie musical, even showcasing some great acting talent from The King.
Lafe Fredbjornson
An unrealistic portrayal of jail life.