Rock of Ages (2012)



Critic Consensus: Its exuberant silliness is almost enough to make up for its utter inconsequentiality, but Rock of Ages is ultimately too bland and overlong to justify its trip to the big screen.

Movie Info

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. -- (C) Warner Bros

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Chris D'Arienzo, Justin Theroux, Allan Loeb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2012
Box Office: $38.5M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


as Sherrie Christian

as Drew Boley

as Stacee Jaxx

as Paul Gill

as Patricia Whitmore

as Constance Sack

as Dennis Dupree

as Mike Whitmore

as Mitch Miley

as Stefano

as Little Girl on Bus

as Random Guy

as Rocker Thief

as Bartender Jimmy

as Doug Flintlock

as Mayor's Secretary

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as Stacee's Bodyguard

as Stacee's Bodyguard

as Stacee's Groupie

as Stacee's Groupie

as Stacee's Groupie

as Stacee's Groupie

as Church Horse Mother

as Protest Mother 1

as Protest Mother 2

as Member of Drew's Ban...

as Member of Drew's Ban...

as Member of Drew's Ban...

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as Waitress #1

as Waitress #2

as Waitress #3

as Member of Arsenal Ba...

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as Store Manager

as Motel Manager

as Slutty Girl

as Destiny

as Record Executive

as Record Executive

as Clothes Stylist

as Z-Guyeezz #1 - Donny

as Z-Guyeezz #2 - Joey

as Z-Guyeezz #3 - Kevy

as Louise/Assistant #2

as Rolling Stone Recept...

as Rocker

as Kissing Girl

as Female Fan
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Critic Reviews for Rock of Ages

All Critics (215) | Top Critics (47)

...the two hours watching such a tepid and lip-synched effort is not a pleasant experience.

Full Review… | July 11, 2015
Film Threat

I know that in the history of cinema there have probably been worse movies. I'm just having a hard time thinking of one right now.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Oscar-worthy costume design by Rita Ryack ... enliven the proceedings that are constantly mired by Tom Cruise's unattractive vanity mugging, off-putting gay jokes and questionable taste in choreography.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013

Rock of Ages will make you want to raise your arms...and then immediately plunge your fingers into your eyeballs for salvation (you can go back for seconds to rescue your ears).

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
The Playlist

Feelin' the noise ain't the same as feeling something for the characters, most of whom fail to amp it up in the soul department.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Neither Tom Cruise nor a solid 80s playlist can keep the Rock alive.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

Audience Reviews for Rock of Ages


Musical about a country girl wanting to make it big in Hollywood. It's a bit like Coyote Ugly. Good cast and music. Tom Cruise is an aged rocker off his head! Catherine Zeta-Jones is a repressed stepford wife! Hilarious!

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Adam Shankman's choice of music in Rock of Ages brings the noise, but not much else.The story is predictable and the plot details are weak. It is a surprise that there is enough material to push this film to nearly 2 hours; then again, the musical pieces will help with that. A good portion of the story comes across as odd, and while that may have some entertainment value in itself, it isn't a film saver.The song selection is solid, and there are a lot of musical numbers. In fact, there may be too many, almost as if there is more time spent singing than anything else. Mary J. Blige takes the crown for singing. Everyone else gets by.Tom Cruise is an absolute show stealer, and while Diego Boneta and the stunning Julianne Hough are the heart of the story, they are inferior when compared to the power of Cruise.Rock of Ages is watchable; however, not watching it is also an option.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer


Rock of Ages was a complete silly, fun, good time. I had no intentions of seeing the movie. I probably never would have if it wasn't for my niece. This movie was her pick for the night. She loves musicals and plays. I on the other hand don't care for musicals. I try to avoid them. I've only watched three being Mama Mia, Dream Girls, and Grease. So going into this movie I knew very little. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. If not for the music and over the top acting I probably would have never sat through the whole thing. I know the movie has gotten pretty bad reviews, but I took the movie for what it was. Silly. I mean you can't take this movie serious when you see Tom Cruise in a thong with his package being covered with a crystal devil that has a long red tongue. Seriously! Who was the genius who thought that up? I kinda threw up in my mouth at that part. But I have to admit, he did a pretty good job in this movie. Him and Malin were hilarious together. I also about died when Brand and Baldwin started singing 'I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore'. I was in hysterics. I was completely impressed with Diego Boneta. The boy can sing. I thought him and Julianne Hough did a great job. The talent in undeniable and the singing was awesome by most. This probably has one the best soundtracks a movie can have. I am HUGE 80's fan. I think those who don't care for musicals might like this one. It is tolerable and funny. It is a film that doesn't take itself too serious and actually pokes fun at itself. I also enjoyed seeing some of the greats from the 80's era when they were all rocking out to "We Built This City'. It was cool to see them be able to be apart of the movie. I will definitely be seeing this again.


Super Reviewer

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