Rock of Ages (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 Brosmore
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


Julianne Hough
as Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta
as Drew Boley
Tom Cruise
as Stacee Jaxx
Paul Giamatti
as Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Patricia Whitmore
Malin Akerman
as Constance Sack
Alec Baldwin
as Dennis Dupree
Bryan Cranston
as Mike Whitmore
Will Forte
as Mitch Miley
Eli Roth
as Stefano
Dakota Sage Grant
as Little Girl on Bus
Matt Sullivan
as Random Guy
Anthony Bellissimo
as Rocker Thief
Alan Shane Hartline
as Bartender Jimmy
James Martin Kelly
as Doug Flintlock
Celina Beach
as Mayor's Secretary
Dan Finnerty
as Tour Manager - Stace...
Kevin Nash
as Stacee's Bodyguard
Jeff Chase
as Stacee's Bodyguard
Chantel Gonsalves
as Stacee's Groupie
Tyne Stecklein
as Stacee's Groupie
Hanna-Lee Sakakibara
as Stacee's Groupie
Jamie Goodwin
as Stacee's Groupie
Anne Fletcher
as Church Horse Mother
Denise Faye
as Protest Mother 1
Mariann Nelson
as Protest Mother 2
C. J. Tywoniak
as Member of Drew's Ban...
Maxwell F. Terlecki
as Member of Drew's Ban...
Robert Reef
as Member of Drew's Ban...
Marcus Johns
as Member of Drew's Ban...
Vivi Pineda
as Waitress #1
Aniela McGuinness
as Waitress #2
Elvire Emanuelle
as Waitress #3
David Gene Gibbs
as Member of Arsenal Ba...
Brev Sullivan
as Member of Arsenal Ba...
Daniel Wills
as Member of Arsenal Ba...
Prince Shah
as Store Manager
Benjamin Malone
as Motel Manager
Arielle Reitsma
as Slutty Girl
Anya Garnis
as Destiny
Barry Habib
as Record Executive
Constantine Maroulis
as Record Executive
Heather Leigh Davis
as Clothes Stylist
Josh Randall
as Z-Guyeezz #1 - Donny
Jack Mountford
as Z-Guyeezz #2 - Joey
Elgin Kos Aponte
as Z-Guyeezz #3 - Kevy
Veronica Berry
as Louise/Assistant #2
T.J. Miller
as Rolling Stone Recept...
as Rocker
Choice Gray
as Kissing Girl
Sophie Cook
as Female Fan
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News & Interviews for Rock of Ages

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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