Parents' Guide to

3000 Miles to Graceland

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely violent Elvis-based robbery for 17+ only.

Movie R 2001 125 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Thats Okay for 13+ but not for under 13
age 18+

High Sexual Content

High Sexual Content -No responsible parent who loves their son or daughter would remotely allow this movie to be played. Absolute trash- Sex, Implied Sex and Sexual references Sex scene; the woman's bare back and the top of her bare buttocks are visible when she's in bed post-coitus. A teenage girl drives off with an older man; we see her kiss him and perform fellatio while he's driving. We see a man wearing only a towel; a woman lies in bed with him and puts her hand up towel, supposedly touching his penis. A man stands behind a woman and thrusts his hips several times. There are numerous shots of scantily clad female dancers and lots of cleavage. Lots of sexual innuendo, including references to casual sex, prison sex, masturbation, homosexuality, S&M, and male and female genitalia. Implied sex with sexual noises in this scene (the woman's young son is in the room during this scene). A woman and man are lying in bed together and the woman has her legs propped up. A woman lifts up her skirt and shows her bare thighs. A man stares at a woman's clothed buttocks, as she stands on a chair (we see several close-ups of the top of her mini underwear). A woman in her bra on a bed. A woman pushes them up her breasts. A man fills out a questionnaire with several sexual questions on it about masturbation, having sex with another man and bondage.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The movie makes a bad mistake: The heist is out of the way too quickly. We don't get to see them plan -- we just get to see them bicker on the way there. That means the rest of the movie feels anticlimactic, taking far too much time with post-heist schemes and betrayals. Despite some clever cinematography, fast-paced editing, and the never-ending appeal of Elvis and Elvis impersonators, 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND never rises above average.

The rumor is that Costner and Russell battled over the final cut of the film and even tested two different versions. This one may have been a compromise, because there are some plot holes that appear to have been set up to be resolved, but just got left hanging when it was recut. Or, it may be that writer/director Demien Lichtenstein was more interested in jazzy images and explosions than he was in the plot. Many who see this movie will feel the same way.

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