Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 20 out of 30
  1. 70
    At first Costner seems to distrust the hokey character he plays, but his performance and the movie's slanted humor, rash melodrama, and ludicrous action soon become riveting.
  2. 63
    Oddly entertaining ride.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    An exercise in excess, but it's the best of the month's crop of mindless films, if only because it jumps off the screen with acertain pop and playfulness.
  4. Feels much more like a very, very long, music video, albeit one made for an audience that gets off on high-tech firepower rather than nearly-naked babes.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    An odd mix of seediness, sideburns and even scorpions, the movie nearly matches the Lisa Marie-Michael Jackson marriage for weirdness.
  6. This is a high octane ride that starts to leak gas before it even gets going.
  7. 40
    Vapid, humorless, screeching, and utterly suckworthy.
  8. 40
    The end result is overkill en extremis. There is such a thing as too much. And 3KMTG is much too much.
  9. On the reasonable assumption that no movie featuring an Elvis impersonator can be wholly bad, I was prepared for a high old time at 3000 Miles to Graceland, which exhibits a plenitude of Elvi. The exhibition does not last very long, however. Less than a third of the way through, the filmmakers jettison the premise and trash their own movie.
  10. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    If drive-ins still existed, this film would rule there for weeks.
  11. 38
    Here's a movie without an ounce of human kindness, a sour and mean-spirited enterprise so desperate to please, it tries to be a yukky comedy and a hard-boiled action picture at the same time.
  12. A mind-numbing, bloody, ridiculous experience.
  13. Showcased in 3,000 Miles are two of the longest, noisiest, bloodiest and most ludicrous shootouts ever staged.
  14. If there were a truth-in-titling law, the movie would be called "3000 Bullets to Brain Death."
  15. This sophomoric film has little to do with Elvis, and everything to do with putting as much carnage as possible on screen under the guise of art, poetry, choreography, taxidermy.
  16. 30
    This coarse, nearly incoherent action picture apparently aspires to a 'Pulp Fiction"-like mixture of brutality and self-referential insouciance.
  17. An overstuffed, underfed numbskull movie.
  18. Like the Big E himself. It starts out fast, dangerous, sexy, confident, funny with an edge. It ends up confused, bloated, unable to leave the stage when it should.
  19. So violent and junky it seems to have been designed as evidence for the growing congressional movement to censor Hollywood.
  20. 20
    This bloated spectacle has all the get-up-and-go of one of the legendary late-era Elvis Presley concerts. The picture feels longer than Presley's career and as irrelevant as he was by the end.
  21. 10
    It's a movie barely fit for a cretin, much less a King. If you hear a door slam in the theater, you'll know that Elvis has left the building -- in disgust.
  22. Costner's not a mannered showboat, and what we get isn't a riff—it's a semi-oblivious glimpse of bitter outlaw banality.
  23. One of those movies that makes you want to throw up your hands in despair, disgust, or maybe both.
  24. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Courteney Cox is good as a sexy, hard-pressed single mom, but she alone can't redeem the prevailing stupidity.
  25. Nothing but miscalculation from clumsy start to chaotic finish, an action thriller with a cynical, shriveled soul.
  26. A vile, stupid and ugly movie lacking utterly in pep, thrills, humor, finesse or morals, a dissipating waste of time, money and human resources.
  27. 0
    A mean-spirited, hyperviolent, stupid movie.
  28. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    The film isn't merely bungled. It's starved and battered by Lichtenstein.
  29. What you get is the V trifecta: vile, vicious and violent. Oh, and incoherent and stupid. A mess. A mean-spirited completely worthless film that can never give back the two hours it seizes from you.
  30. I suggest you think of this movie as another bad sausage from the Warner Bros. meat-packing factory. And you should think of this review as a government health warning. Eat this thing at your peril.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 11 out of 37
  1. Sep 8, 2014
    Tedious, clichêd, and unnecessarily violent, "3000 Miles to Graceland" is the cinematic proof that movies with an outstanding cast can suck massive balls. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    I have not yet been disappointed by a movie nearly so strongly as this stinker. The main plot I don’t need to give away—chances are all readers know this is (ostensibly) an Elvis-themed movie—but I will say it’s incredibly predictable. The characters are remarkably unsympathetic and very flat. A relatively interesting subplot goes nowhere. The scorpion fight that eats up the first two minutes—WTF?!?! I would give this 0, but the casino robbery itself, I grudgingly concede, is quite well done.

    All the equipment that went into making this crap should be buried in the Nevada desert, 3000 miles underground, in a box labelled "CONTAGIOUS: DO NOT TOUCH".
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  3. Oct 6, 2013
    Action wise it was pretty good and rather entertaining. It was certainly interesting to see the plot unfold and I did enjoy watching it. That being said, The sub plot involving the main villain being Elvis's son was just stupid and it ruined the movie in my opinion. So unneeded and pointless, This is what happens when filmmakers try to overly complicate films and in this case it proved fatal. If you can ignore that though, It's surprisingly not that bad of a movie. Full Review »