Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Viva Las Vegas, one of Elvis Presley's most popular vehicles, adheres as rigidly to formula as a Kabuki dance. Elvis plays a race-car driver competing in the Las Vegas Grand Prix opposite his principal rival, Cesare Danova. To finance… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 31, 1964
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ann-Margret keeps Elvis on his toes and together they elevate Viva Las Vegas into a naughty and rockin' mild delight.

Variety Staff

The sizzling combination of Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret is enough to carry Viva Las Vegas over the top.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

Coming on a balmy day, with no pretensions of art, Viva Las Vegas, the new Elvia Presley vehicle, is about as pleasant and unimportant as a banana split. And as fetching to look at, it might be added.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Typical entertaining but lightweight and vulgar Elvis vehicle.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Vulgar, spirited, and neglected director George Sidney meets his match with this 1964 Elvis Presley vehicle.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Justly celebrated as the rare Elvis movie in which Presley is not just complemented but also challenged by a song-and-dance co-star of comparable sexual energy and anatomical expressiveness.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

It's not magic, this movie, but it is alchemy of a kind...

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Thin even by Presley standards.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Surely, it's Elvis' vehicle, but the movie really belongs to Ann-Margret.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Vegas ad is a nonstop song-and-dance delight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Morris
This movie is worth seeing for the megawatt charisma of Elvis and Ann Margaret and the sparklingly entertaining musical numbers. It's not just the charisma… More
Rico Zamora
A wildly-entertaining little flick featuring some amazing high-energy song and dance numbers by legends Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. The story is weak and… More
Aj V
This is one of the most popular Elvis movies, it's played on TV the most too, so if you're a fan don't miss it, it's one of his best.
Emily B.
Fairly fun little movie starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. Felt a bit silly and predictable at times but Presley and Ann-Margret really do work well… More
Michael Gildea
I saw it once and barely remembered it. I want to say I liked it but now that I think about it I pissed my pants every time Ann-Margaret started singing.