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Jailhouse Rock (1957)

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Release Date: Nov 8, 1957 Wide

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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 accidentally kills a man while protecting the honor of a woman. Thrown into prison, Elvis strikes up a friendship with visionary fellow-con Mickey Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy suggests that Elvis perform in the upcoming prison show. Ol' swivel-hips scores a hit, and decides to stay in

Nov 6, 2007

MGM Home Entertainment

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (3) | DVD (11)

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.

January 20, 2008
Cinema em Cena

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

September 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

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

August 14, 2007 Full Review Source: MSN.com
MSN.com

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.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Elvis rocks.

March 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

March 9, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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

August 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Jailhouse Rock

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 quality production Elvis turns in a good performance as a surly up and comer. A film with an actual story unlike his later movies like Spinout or Harum Scarum this gives you an idea what kind of actor he might have become if the Colonel had not thrust him into one piece of junk after another. Judy Tyler although her part is limited gives a performs well as a self possessed young woman who helps put Elvis on the road to success, sadly she died in a car wreck before the film's premier.
January 9, 2012
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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 this one.
November 17, 2010
ajv2688

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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?
February 26, 2009
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