Cinema's most shallow, vacuous, superfluous genre, the biopic, may have found its ultimate virtuoso in Baz Luhrmann. The Aussie auteur imposes the same sweeping, candy-colored, rapidly edited style through which he's interpreted literature (Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby) and period drama (Moulin Rouge!, Australia) on the story of Elvis Presley and his svengali manager Col. Tom Parker. This busy pastiche is so empty it doesn’t even register enough to be a truly terrible movie. Tom Hanks' performance as Parker, however, certainly qualifies as terrible. Austin Butler makes a pretty convincing Elvis - I just wish we could have gotten to see him play a scene.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Gail Berman, and Schuyler Weiss

Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner
Story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner

With: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison Jr., David Wenham, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Anthony LaPaglia

Cinematography: Mandy Walker
Editing: Jonathan Redmond and Matt Villa
Music: Elliott Wheeler

Runtime: 159 min
Release Date: 24 June 2022
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1