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Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2012
I have been a fan of Elvis Presley's music since the King hit like a bomb in the mid-1950s. I bought all his early 45s and then the LPs, and by now have collected the best CD masterings of all his good songs (not the movie filler).

Some of his movies were mildly entertaining fluff (Follow That Dream, Kid Galahad); some were talky bores (Wild in the Country, Love Me Tender, King Creole); and Blue Hawaii spawned a dozen copycat color travelogues with thin plots and often thinner songs. In many of his movies, it was obvious that the producers couldn't decide whether they were presenting an actor or a singer. Eventually, Elvis sank to making sitcom-level, low-budget dreck like Kissin' Cousins and Harum Scarum.

"Change of Habit" is perhaps Elvis' worst movie: a shallow, confused, cliché-ridden, cardboard attempt to be "relevant." Virtually every scene is sickeningly bad, and that is coming from a lifelong admirer of Elvis Presley's talent.

I guess the movies made a lot of money, but overall they were a detriment to the man's career. Thirty-five years after his death, his star still shines bright, but it might have been brighter had he never made a single movie.
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