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Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks
Duration: 159 mins
"★★★★ – Baz Luhrmann’s sweaty, seductive biopic makes the King cool again" – Independent
"A fizzy, delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable 2-hour-and-39-minute fever dream" – Variety
"★★★★ – Baz Luhrmann's best movie since Romeo + Juliet" – The Times
"★★★★ – you can't help falling in love with Baz Luhrmann's juekbox epic" – Telegraph
★★★★★ – Observer
★★★★ – Evening Standard
Relative newcomer Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Dude) stars as Elvis, completely disappearing into the role and achieving a praise-worthy transformation, along with Hollywood royalty Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, the Dutch musical entrepreneur who catapulted Elvis to stardom. Following his path from childhood to his now legendary status as rock and roll star, with theatrical flair and a soundtrack to boot.
An intrinsic figure in music history, Elvis’ influence is still felt today with countless hits that have become timeless classics. His provocative moves and stance on segregation regarded as radical at the time earned him a divisive reputation, ultimately leading to his status at the King.