“"GI Blues": it's a nice, entertaining movie, so it does its job.
“'GI Blues' is not perfect, its somewhat overlong length and the bland and corny script (then again the script has rarely been a strong suit in an Elvis film, with the odd exception like 'King Creole') being its two main drawbacks.
“ "Donovan's Reef" writer Edmund Beloin and "A Visit to a Small Planet" scribe Henry Garson drum up some good dialogue in this lightweight but entertaining romantic comedy.
“ Very entertaining: 7.5 .
“ Forget the contrived plot and the manic, eyeball-rolling performances and just enjoy Presley's music, with each song staged for a thrilling impact (whether they take place in a train-car, a nightclub, a skyway cabin, or a puppeteer's stage).
“ The film is certainly lightweight and predictable but it does have enough charm to make it worth watching and I'm sure the girls in 1960 were passing out at the site of Elvis in the shower.
“ Entertaining piece of fluff .
“ And Prowse is always worth watching, especially while dancing.
“ Elvis had released his best movies between 1956 and 1962, and this 1960 musical is one of the more entertaining ones, and certainly ranks high.
“ Very enjoyable Presley flick .
“ This movie certainly is not a masterpiece, but is very enjoyable and a worthwhile entertainment.
“ The story is also pretty thin and formulaic.
“ The songs aren't superb, but they're fun and entertaining.
“Well, the story's simple - but it sets the stage for some truly entertaining Presley songs and some knockout dancing by the charming Juliet Prowse who also gives a good performance.
“ Her introduction in the film (which shows a spinning cardboard cutout in a marquee window turn into the actual Prowse- in a strapless white, shredded dress) is breathtaking!!
“) may have provided novelty value, but the plot was even cornier than usual – with the inclusion of not one, but two, wholly gratuitous subplots involving the individual dreary romance of two of Presley’s army buddies!
“ Blues is an enjoyable, fun, witty movie with a good pace that flies by.
“ Elvis Presley's first post Army movie is an entertaining piece of fluff which fictionalizes his army career in Germany.
“ The banal plot, underdeveloped characterisation and lack of any great acting performances mean that "G.
“ He's quite likable and ends up even being noble when he turns the plot (of a soldier engulfed in an bet with his army buddies to 'defrost' a gorgeous nightclub dancer) on its side when he falls in love with the stunning Juliet Prowse.