It's nearly three hours long, but this Elvis shakes, rattles and rolls, writes BRIAN VINER

It's nearly three hours long, but this Elvis shakes, rattles and rolls, writes BRIAN VINER

Its star looks more like a young John Travolta than Presley, and it's nearly three hours long, but this Elvis shakes, rattles and rolls, writes BRIAN VINER Elvis (12A, 159 mins) Verdict: A remarkable life, all shook up George Michael: Freedom Uncut (15, 87 mins) Verdict: Vanity exercise Which music biopic is your No 1, top of your own hit parade? There have been loads over the past 20 years, telling the life stories of Elton John, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and David Bowie, among others. So it was only a matter of time before Elvis Presley joined the party. After all, he's the most dazzling superstar of the lot, measured in rhinestones alone. Director Baz Luhrmann must have thought: it's now or never. …
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