The Daily of the University of Washington
“Elvis and Nixon” does find a lot of substance in poking fun at the ’60s and mod culture, such as women’s bouffants, Presley’s gold costumes, and gaudy materials. However, the film does not fully encapsulate these elements and the result feels cheap. Presley’s costume, for example, including his massive belt buckle, rings galore, and studded aviators, is exactly that: a costume. There’s little room for believability.