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Rock of Ages Reviews

Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Rock of Ages is not a spoof, but it might as well be, given how little there is to root for.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 19, 2012
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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...a cinematic endeavor that, for all intents and purposes, is asking the consumer to put down his or her money to watch movie stars do karaoke.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2012
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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Cruise, as Stacee Jaxx, is the living embodiment of a rock god.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B-

June 16, 2012
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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Every time an actor belts out a hit, you're reminded that the original, however cheesy, was better.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2012
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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The movie's supporting stars are always, inevitably, winking at the audience, but it's unclear whether the dewy-eyed leads even know how to blink.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

June 15, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Pour some sugar on it, indeed.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 15, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The film's problems begin with who it cast as its leads.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Far too mild for its supposedly outrageous subject.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2012
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Cruise once again steals the show, but this time he drives it straight off a cliff.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 15, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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For the most part, rock and roll should feel insulted.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

June 15, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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This plodding mess may help put to rest Hollywood's inexplicable two-decade love affair with the awful '80s, a pop- culture decade that's overdue for a break.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 15, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's content to keep toes tapping, when it should be bringing the arena to its feet.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 15, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Don't stop believing. Just avoid clichéd musicals that try to capture the anarchic spirit of rock with trite commercial re-treads.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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No matter how you feel about Guns N' Roses, Tom Cruise's as a bandanna-headed Axl Rose type will hit you as the purest bit of genius in the man's entire film career.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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However you play up this material -- as camp, melodrama, anthem, or goof -- it sags under the weight of its lightweight pretensions.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

June 14, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Blessed with unstoppable energy, an undeniably bawdy sense of fun and Tom Cruise in backless leather pants, it takes songs you may never have loved and turns them into a musical that's easy to enjoy.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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What's not fine is the dead zone occupied by the monster of the piece, Tom Cruise's veteran rocker, Stacee Jaxx.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 14, 2012
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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Just like the music, it's far more fun than it has any right being.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 5.8/10

June 14, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours than with this odd assortment of courageous thespians bringin' on the heartbreak, and feelin' the noize.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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So willfully bad that not even Cruise's valiant CPR can help.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 14, 2012
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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For a movie that prides itself on celebrating music, Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages is oddly tone deaf.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

June 14, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A perfectly fine backward-looking, trivia-centered guilty pleasure.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There's a variable quality to the vocals, but the production design and choreography are solid, leading to a cheesy enjoyability.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It's worth the novelty, but you may have a hard time looking at everyone involved the same way again.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There's no denying the party-time pow of Rock of Ages, or of Tom Cruise's performance.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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It looks like Disneyland and sounds, well, like a bad Broadway musical, with all the power belting and jazz-hand choreography that implies.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 14, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's about as entertaining as an iron lung.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 0/4

June 14, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The thing runs more than two hours, but this is the sort of project that's indemnified against charges of excess.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 14, 2012
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Once you accept the utter and profound inconsequentiality of Rock of Ages, there's much to enjoy in it...

Full Review Source: Slate

June 14, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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To his credit, campy director Adam Shankman knows that his source material is a joke - but it's a joke at the expense of musical history.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2012
Guy Lodge
Time Out
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As with Shankman's knowingly naff 'Hairspray', the sheer performance gusto on display proves thoroughly winning.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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"Rock of Ages" is exuberant, silly, overlong, sexist; it's clever in little matters and proudly dumb in the things that should count.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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How can you hate a film that promotes its guitar-pick-thin story with the surprisingly honest advertising tagline, "Nothin' But a Good Time"?

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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I cannot possibly dislike a movie in which Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, equipped with abundant '80s tresses, sing "I Love Rock & Roll" into a hairbrush.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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A shameless crowd-pleaser where cardboard characters use the most overplayed and ubiquitous hits of the 1980s to express the aching banality of their souls.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

June 14, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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A few days after seeing a screening, I was driving by a billboard for the movie, and I thought, well, who knows? That might be fun. Then I realized I'd already seen it. And forgotten it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The actors are having a lot of fun, and the production values of the musical numbers are slick and high-spirited.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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"Rock of Ages" is an effulgent celebration of fakeness. It isn't trying to be real; it's trying to be faker than any fake thing has ever been before.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 13, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Most of the numbers in Rock of Ages are flatly shot and choreographed, and they look as if they'd been edited together with a meat cleaver. With rare exceptions, they don't channel the excitement of the music - they stultify it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

June 13, 2012
Karen D'Souza
San Jose Mercury News
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Choppy editing, tepid pacing and generic vocals are bad enough to rival "Grease 2."

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1/4

June 13, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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To truly enjoy it, you must be willing to pretend that some of the songs from one of the worst periods of the rock era -- the late 1980s -- are inspirational anthems instead of commercial pabulum.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 13, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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You're here to see a bunch of game A-listers play celebrity karaoke with the '80s glam-band tunes of Def Leppard, Journey, Twisted Sister and others.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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If this era was a formative time in your life and you're feeling a yearning for kitschy nostalgia, "Rock of Ages" provides a sufficiently fun little escape.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 12, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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It's not every day, after all, that you get to see two great American traditions -- guitar/bass/drums rock music and Tin Pan Alley musical theater -- so thoroughly, mutually degraded.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 12, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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Two hours of Reagan-era pop hits recorded in a way that makes Kidz Bop sound like "Glee" and "Glee" sound like GWAR.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

June 12, 2012
Justin Chang
Variety
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Given the proliferation of high-school musicals and American idols on TV, the spectacle of aspiring young singers belting out an umpteenth cover of Journey offers little in the way of novelty value.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 11, 2012
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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[Shankman] succeeds in draining most of the fun from a vehicle that was all about the winking humor of its flagrant cheesiness.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 10, 2012
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