Flaming Star Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 18, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
August 5, 2010
The filmmaking may be a little ramshackle, but it's sensitive, and the performances are soulful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 2, 2009
...proves that Elvis didn't just get lucky with his first performance; the boy could actually act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 14, 2008
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.
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
August 14, 2007
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 23, 2005
Elvis' best performance, in a solid Don Siegel Western
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 23, 2005
An emotionally charged liberal themed Western that keeps things rocking.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 8, 2005
Among the best Presley features; directed by Don Siegel.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 6, 2002
Pretty good Elvis vehicle; the young man could act.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rachel Sanders
Apollo Guide
May 27, 2003
Although the sight of a shirtless Elvis wrestling a native warrior is fascinating enough, there are few surprises in the sequence of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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New York Times
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