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½ June 5, 2016
Boring story that moves so slowly
March 12, 2016
What can you say..."Elvis" is the King!
May 14, 2015
Love this movie, Elvis was amazing in it and acted his ass off, just goes to show what he may of acheived with a better manager that didnt give him some of the later musicals. He was dark, broody and this had some great songs. The King at his best
March 16, 2015
Uh holy shit, this is a legit as hell movie. Great music choices, REALLY great acting by Elvis, fleshed out characters with real motives and reasons behind their actions, a genuinely interesting if not sad story, great setting.... my only complaint is that there's like 3 black people in this New Orleans but well I guess what can you expect. Surprisingly good film, would recommend in general even to non-Elvis fans.
February 25, 2015
Best Elvis Presley movie, hands down. Elvis's acting significantly better than in his previous three movies, excellent supporting cast, solid script and superb directing by THE Michael Curtiz. Soundtrack somehow pulls off a blend of New Orleans music and 50s rock and roll. Highly recommend.
January 15, 2015
I swooned all the way through!
November 30, 2014
one of the best. love them all
August 2, 2014
Elvis At His Best Movie.Had Great Music.But Not As Better As Jailhouse Rock.B+
½ August 16, 2013
Elvis's last film before he was taken into the army is a decent back-catalogue addition and also one for Walter Matthau fans who represents the acting talent here. It's probably twenty minutes too long and the crime story gets tiresome towards the end.
June 8, 2013
One of the greatest movies ever made and Elvis Presley's BEST movie.

Elvis portrayed his best performance as an actor in King Creole.
½ June 7, 2013
King Creole is an excellent film. It is about Danny Fisher who takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub to support his unemployed father. Elvis Presley and Carolyn Jones give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Michael Curtiz did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and music.
April 5, 2013
Fantastic. The soundtrack is enjoyable, and probably his best movie soundtrack. But the movie is just fantastic. You'll completely forget all about Danny Fisher being played by Elvis Presley. This film is extremely dramatic, so if you're looking for a light film, go for G.I. Blues. The scenery is amazingly beautiful; the fact that it's black and white really creates a mood for the film. I really enjoyed watching this. If you're looking for a good Elvis film, this is the one. He even said himself that this was his favorite. Really--it's good!
January 31, 2012
Easily one of the greatest Elvis films. The noir streets, acting, and songs are top notch here. The story seems to run on doing the same things over and over again.
December 25, 2011
An excellent dramatic performance from Elvis Presley. Surprisingly good, everything everyone told me was true and I am proud to own this film.
December 3, 2011
Elvis's Best Acting Performance!
November 26, 2011
Elvis could act. Say what you like - no matter how inexperienced he was (no acting training at all), when given the chance, Elvis was a natural at acting. Watch King Creole, Wild in the Country, Follow That Dream, Flaming Star, Change Of Habit, and then try to say he couldn't act. You can't.

The plot/script of King Creole, while no Oscar winner, is better than average '50's fare and is certainly one of the best Elvis would ever get. King Creole is dark film noir set in the backdrop of the French Quarter in New Orleans, with Elvis as Danny Fisher, a twice high school dropout trying to find whatever means of a buck for himself, his sister and his unemployed father. Matthau is interesting as the very bad crime boss, and the unfortunate Ronnie is ably done by Carolyn Jones.

This film, with Elvis' three other pre-Army films, give us a wistful glimpse of what could have, and should have been, if he had been taken more seriously. If it hadn't been for his conniving manager, who exploited his career and took over much of his professional, creative, and personal life, Elvis may have had the respectable reputation as both competent actor and singer as Sinatra had. Sadly, this was never realized: his output as actor is remembered solely from the many horrible '60's musicals that Col. Parker forced him into.

If Elvis had truly pushed for better scripts like King Creole, he could easily have been the kind of actor more in line with the James Deans, Marlon Brandos, or Tony Curtises he admired. Instead, the rock n' roll rawness that was present in King Creole and Jailhouse Rock was gradually sterilized, until he became the polite, bumbling man reduced to singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to children. It's not hard to see that his growing disappointment, so obvious in his later films, played it's part in his later demise.
September 6, 2011
A lot better than it should be. Gorgeous black and white photography and absurd scenarios designed to get Elvis singing as often as possible. Thoroughly enjoyable.
June 5, 2011
This is Elvis' best performance. He got rid of that cheesy, 60's musical feel and rose to a solid acting job. The story plot is average, but after finishing it, you realize that this is a good movie, that is worth seeing the greatest musician and most famous man act in.
April 2, 2011
think this has got to be my favorite elvis movie <3, i used to watch it over and over when i was a kid, love it! =) x
½ March 27, 2011
melodiile nu sunt cele mai stralucite
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