Movie review: Dazzling biopic a reminder of what made ‘Elvis’ King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in “Elvis.”. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)

Why hasn’t there been a great Elvis biopic yet? Well, Austin Butler wasn’t around to star as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. At the center of Baz Luhrmann’s sprawling pop epic “Elvis,” a film as opulent and outsize as the King’s talent and taste, Butler delivers a fully transformed, fully committed and star-making turn as Elvis Presley. The rumors are true: Elvis lives, in Austin Butler.