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Viva Las Vegas Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 4, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 11, 2014
Surely, it's Elvis' vehicle, but the movie really belongs to Ann-Margret.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 13, 2013
Typical entertaining but lightweight and vulgar Elvis vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 11, 2011
It's not magic, this movie, but it is alchemy of a kind...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Vegas ad is a nonstop song-and-dance delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
April 24, 2008
Presley's one really good musical, mainly because it features a female costar, Ann-Margret, who can match the coiffed one in the charisma stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
April 24, 2008
The sizzling combination of Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret is enough to carry Viva Las Vegas over the top.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2008
Vulgar, spirited, and neglected director George Sidney meets his match with this 1964 Elvis Presley vehicle.
Sean Axmaker
August 14, 2007
It's all color and glamor and sexy fun.
Emanuel Levy
August 13, 2007
One of Elvis Presley's best films, Viva Las Vegas benefits from the exuberant direction of MGM vet George Sidney, the young and sexy Ann-Margret as romantic interest, and over 12 melodic songs that take up half of the running time (only 85 minutes).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Directed by George Sidney, it has a carefree spirit as opposed to the carelessness of the other films, and for once Elvis is paired with a worthy co-star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 30, 2004
Hallucinatory but fabulously entertaining.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
One of Presley's best and most popular musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 29, 2003
May be Elvis's raunchiest and most pleasing film, thanks mostly to co-star Ann-Margaret.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
March 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
[A] hip-swivelin' classic.
Rob Blackwelder
March 6, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
It is ridiculous. It is a little teensy bit sexist. It is a relic of a bygone age. It is as predictable as the sunrise. It is also, of course, rip-roaring fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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