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Rock of Ages Reviews

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
"Rock Of Ages" is a soundtrack in search of a story, but it turns its utter disregard for narrative into its strongest ally.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: C
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 15, 2012
Tom, we're really not worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
Tom Cruise is monumentally good in this film. If this film was called Stacee Jaxx it might have been my film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Far from being a true "Juke Box Hero," Rock of ages still manages to delight with its own giddy brand of utter stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 13, 2012
Rock Of Ages is a stone-cold medley of cheese and cliché. It riffs on dated guitar bands and power-anthems and it builds its city on dry ice and key changes. And yet... it still kinda rocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
August 12, 2012
It's overlong, overblown and couldn't establish a convincing plot if its life depended on it, but it sings at the top of its lungs, and if you haven't gone deaf by the mid-point, you might just find yourself humming along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 5, 2012
... the driving beat keeps toes tapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
July 1, 2012
Shankman makes a lively, consistently entertaining film that blends two seemingly incompatible art forms: a Broadway musical and '80s rock 'n' roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 30, 2012
There's little doubt that Rock of Ages benefits substantially from its fast-paced and thoroughly energetic opening few minutes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2012
This exuberant, hugely entertaining big-screen adaptation of the smash stage musical comedy doesn't put a foot wrong...[Tom] Cruise again proves he's on a mid-life career peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
June 26, 2012
The subtitle of Rock of Ages should be, "We Built This Sinkhole on Rock and Roll." Despite the relentless vapidity of Rock of Ages, there is one reason to see this movie -- Tom Cruise. Is a single performance enough to recommend a movie? If so, go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 23, 2012
Yeah, "Monster Ballads" is blasting out here on my iPod. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'll bet I'm among thousands of viewers who just saw "Rock of Ages" and simply had to listen to some more 1980s-era tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
June 23, 2012
Big, showy and over the top with highs, lows, laughs and some truly fist-pumping performances from a diverse cast of familiar actors, most of them in roles requiring some serious belting and hoofing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jessica Davis
Paste Magazine
June 22, 2012
Rock of Ages probably doesn't deliver an experience equal to that of seeing the original on stage, but if you're looking for a movie that turns the theater into an impromptu karaoke bar, you'll find nothin' but a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
June 19, 2012
There is a lot of talent on display overall, but the central storyline of the romance between Hough and Boneta's characters is cheesy and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 18, 2012
Two films in one: the good film, which is composed of extremely proficient, highly energetic production numbers (of which there are many), and the clichéd, surprisingly non-energetic other film, which is composed of all the talky bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 17, 2012
The core issue in Rock of Ages is a blaring disconnect between the story it tells and the movement it aspires to capture.
June 17, 2012
Undeniably outrageous good fun with another standout comedic act from Cruise ... those who remember the 80s ... will be head banging and toe tapping.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 16, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Based on Chris D'Arienzo's campy Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages" is a gaudy, spirited exhumation of music that many would prefer to forget ever existed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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