Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
Elvis Movie Poster

Common Sense says

age 13+

Snazzy music biopic doesn't go deep enough; drugs, smoking.

PG-13 2022 159 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 15+
The movie gives some insight into the making of "Elvis" the superstar and it also does a great job at incorporating the political climate of the time. Be prepared to discuss segregation "Jim Crow" laws of the southern US states, drugs, alcoholism and infidelity. Also, there are rated R trailers attached to this movie. I would skip the trailers if you have a teen with you.

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Educational value
4 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Awful cussing ruined my idea of elvis

The cussing and taking God's name in vain was horrendous. The music in the beginning was the only good part. A bunch of stuff I didn't even know about elvis was in there and honestly I liked elvis a lot more before watching the movie

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Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

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