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Plot: A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week. Runtime: 125 mins Release Date: 23 Feb 2001
Directed with a slightly overused yet still very affective "artsy" style by relative Hollywood virgin Demian Lichtenstein, GRACELAND starts with a bang. Judging from the television spots and theatrical trailers one would assume the film revolves around the slowly bubbling brewing plan to knock off a Vegas casino dressed as Elvises on International Elvis Night. But that is where you would be wrong. The ten minutes of nonstop action that are a result of the casino robbery and in a weird dimension almost mirror the bank robbery scene in HEAT happen in the first ten minutes of the <more>
movie; the other 120 minutes, revolve around the aftermath and repercussions of the bloodbath.Costner, who I swear to God will never do wrong in my eyes, does well for himself departing from the usual character and plays a bad guy. The great thing about this film is that all the characters are bad guys, we just have to decide how bad they are and how much we want to let ourselves care about them. Costner, is the baddest of them all, and eventually it becomes clear that the bad guy we are supposed to care about is the one played by the best "Average Guy" actor of all time---- Kurt Russell remember BREAKDOWN? In any case we have the romance, Courtney Cox and Russell. We have the bloody, cold hearted illegitimate possibly son of Elvis, Costner. We have the two cops chasing them, Kevin Pollack and Thomas Haden Church who compliment each other with wonderful chemistry. And we have the slew of supporting actors that plug up any possible holes the film might but doesn't have; Howie Long, David Arquette, Bokeem Woodbine a Black Elvis , Ice-T, Christian Slater. Blah Blah Blah.This film on the whole becomes the first film in quite some time that I know I will see multiple times in the theater, and one that I am sure I will eventually know all the words to. Making it the fourth of the Costner Movies I can recite word for word Robin Hood, Tin Cup, Postman The relatively young director also made a unique decision in the editing of the film, allowing both of its stars, Costner and Russell cut their own version of the film. Costner's version concentrated more on the action, the blood, the guts, the death, the explosion, the "F" word with a strange annunciation of the "G". And Russell's focused on the budding, and slowly blossoming love between Cox and himself. Costner's cut won, but I can't see anywhere that film lacks because of it. overall this is one of the most fully fleshed, well rounded films I have seen in quite a while.I loved it.A-
After hearing a lot of bad reports on this movie I was pleasantly surprised when I finally saw it. The acting is good, Kevin Costner's bad guy is great, it's well filmed with a lot of excellent cinematography, combined with absolutely perfect use of the soundtrack from minor audio cues right through to the explosions. This is not a sophisticated movie, but in its genre it is excellent.
one of the BEST action movies ever (by travis_o_callahan)
After watching the trailer, I thought it would be a funny movie, a bit stupid but funny Costner and Russell as Elvis impersonators are hilarious . What a surprise! What I finally saw is one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time. It even has a plot you can follow, doesn't need bloody guts and severed body parts to be shown in close-up. It is "just" a film about bank robbers, that decided to rob a casino, "because everybody else robs banks". There is a huge shootout and security guards and innocent bystanders drop dead by the dozen. The rivalry between <more>
the robbers evolves and finally leads through some twists to the showdown between Costner / Russell / dozens of law enforcers. The way Costner portraits the lunatic actually believing himself to be one of Elvis' illegitimate children is just fantastic and worth watching the movie. Russell is also wonderful to watch, as the ex-con who just wants to get enough money to settle down on his boat nice twist there and who doesn't share the enthusiasm of the others for killing. Even Cox as the "woman in the middle" shows a surprisingly good performance. Admittedly, you don't have to switch on your brain to understand it, but it is really cool to watch, funny and entertaining. If you don't want to spend any money on a theater ticket, get it on DVD - it's worth it.
Blah, Blah, Blah. Yes, there is a lot of violence and foul language in this movie. If that is the sort of thing that offends you than don't see this movie. If not, this was a great action movie. I was really surprised because of negative reviews. I wanted to see it in the movie theater, but couldn't find anyone else to go. I regret now not seeing it at the theater. Costner was EXCELLENT as the bad guy. Russell was good too. And there was an excellent supporting cast. You will see this movie and after you were done with it you will say this movie was different than I thought - <more>
guaranteed. This is a perfect example of critics killing a great movie it was the violence and language . One of the best action movies I have ever seen.
the body count is off the charts (by disdressed12)
minor spoilers may follow during a week of Elvis impersonators,a gang of ex cons decide to rob a casino.but before they get to that point they leave a trail of blood and guts and other body parts.yes,the movie is ultra ultra violent.and there are some explicit sex scenes as well as lots of very crude language,so it's not for everyone.but it sure is a fun ride.but this isn't just about a bunch of crooks robing a casino.there's a bit of a neat wrinkle to it that makes it more interesting.it's also very funny at times.the characters each have their own little quirks,especially <more>
the ex cons,so it makes for an interesting dynamic between them.for me, 3000 Miles to Graceland is 9/10
Great movie, thoroughly entertaining, disregard unfavourable reviews from others (by malcotoro)
Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner are really good in this movie, and Courtney Cox is not only stunning to look at, a real knockout, but a good actress to boot. I have had this DVD a few years, and it is one of my favourites. Honestly, I cannot understand the bad reviews since it has action, humour albeit black humour, and a lot of stars, support actors David Arquette, Christian Slater, Thomas Hayden Church and Kevin Pollack. Do you mean to tell me that all these name stars selected a bad script? No way... The storyline is interesting and refreshing I find. I happen to like the Elvis <more>
impersonators and the lights of Las Vegas. The dialogue is slick and funny, you will enjoy it. I honestly recommend you buy this DVD, I rented it first but thought it was so good, I bought another copy and it went into my permanent collection of rewarding, memorably watchable stuff. Director Demian Lichtenstein did a good job, and I'll be looking out for his other films Comment from Malcolm in Toronto, 18th June 2007
Scrolling through the 135+ comments, I'm amazed at how outraged so many viewers are at the "excessive violence," "explicit sex," "foul language," etc., etc., etc. C'mon. A film is advertised as Elvises robbing a Las Vegas casino during an Elvis convention. How much more lead in do you want? You expect, action, thrills and ... content? Amazing. Listen. This is one of the funniest, outrageous films I've seen in a long time. Yes. The story's incredible. But, in any film, we have to consider the level at which we're willing to "buy in." <more>
I mean, some people were outraged at the farting scenes in Shrek. Now, they're complaining because Russell and Costner-- especially the latter-- are too violent. Well, let's go back a year or so when Russell and Costner both made Wyatt Earp films, playing the title roles. From my view, both vehicles were ghastly but entertaining. So, I submit that what we have here is the COSTNER and RUSSELL Revenge vehicle. Costner is always on the leafy edge, whether he's dancing with wolves, building baseball fields for ghosts or water-skiing as bait for sea monsters. Russell, whose track record in shoot 'em-ups is no less than Stallone or Arnie, is likewise coming off some hound dog roles, such as being an automated soldier, a remake of his Escape from New York LA? Why'd anyone want to go there in the first place? and the sci-fi Stargate. Now, we get these two guys in a mindless, black comedy, full of S&V-- the most since the cult film Thursday-- with quirky twists and turns. Mindless violence? Yes. Gratuitious sex? Yes. Entertaining? Yes-- but only if you don't take it too seriously. I loved it.
Sleazed up, sequined out piece of unapologetic badassery (by NateWatchesCoolMovies)
If I believed in guilty pleasures, which I don't, 3000 Miles To Graceland would constitute as one, but I'm a pretty open book, avid fan of all sorts of films, and I either like something or I don't, there's no special category for things I'm too embarrassed to say I enjoy. This film is the very definition of unbridled fun, and greases up a pair Hollywood leading men stars for two of the meanest, sleaziest, down n' dirtiest roles of their careers. Elvis is the name of the game here, pretty much every character spending the film in King costumes of varied colour and <more>
style, gathering in Vegas for one bloody show of a casino heist, then gloriously double crossing each other and running off into the desert with their ill gotten loot. Kevin Costner is demented brilliance as Murphy, a bad tempered, psychotic criminal who may literally be Presley's long lost bastard child. Costner rarely gets to cut loose and grime it up like this and he milks every hair-gel soaked, chromed up second of it. He's at odds with former partner in crime Zane, played with cold, sociopathic grace by Kurt Russell. It's a hoot watching these two tough guys go to war on each other in high style, killing everything else that moves and seriously not giving one ounce of f#%ks the whole time. That's pretty much all there is in terms of plot: a heist, and then one long, violent extended chase scene punctuated by character's deaths every few miles. David Arquette, Ice T, Christian Slater and Bokeem Woodbine play their short lived cohorts, and they're also pursued by a few wiseguy federal agents Thomas Haden Church and Kevin Pollak who are always one step behind. It's the Kurt and Kevin show all the way though, and they both let it rip, two antagonists out to get each other in the worst ways, leaving a spectacular trail of wanton carnage and deliberate collateral damage in their sequin strewn wake. A total blast.
This is a good movie with an imaginative story and great acting, especially by Kevin Costner and Courtney Cox, who give really impressive performances. As for Kevin Costner, he gives a great "bad guy" performance as a psychopathic killer who believes he is Elvis Presley's son. At first the movie seems to be a comedy, with a gang of guys posing as Elvis Presley look-alike trying to rob a casino, but after the robbery, which nets 3 million dollars, the story takes a far more serious turn as Kevin Costner sets out to systematically eliminate everyone who directly or indirectly had <more>
anything to do with the robbery. Kurt Russell plays one of the robbers who ultimately confronts Kevin Costner. This is a good movie and is worth watching.