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Rock of Ages Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 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 | Original Score: D-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Neither Tom Cruise nor a solid 80s playlist can keep the Rock alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
Rock of Ages panders to its base without putting in the extra effort to standout as not just a competent musical but a must-see film experience for all audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
"Rock of Ages" just never comes together, resulting in a mishmash of mostly-bland music and undeveloped stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
There are two reasons to see "Rock of Ages." One: If you live and breathe for 80s rock music. Two: A drugged up Tom Cruise belting out Bon Jovi. Unfortunately, that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
If this isn't one of the worst movies of the year, we're all in a whole lot of trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
June 15, 2012
It falls into a lot of the same pitfalls that the music of this era did; it starts out fun, catchy, and has a great hook, but then it gets full of itself, bloated, difficult to work with, and by the time it realizes it made a mistake, the magic is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
June 12, 2012
Rock of Ages is what happens when Glee travels back in time with Guitar Hero and does a serious Scarface sized bowl of cocaine and starts a hair band. Cruise's performance is the only thing I enjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 17, 2012
How can I put this? Rock of Ages is too darn bad (ah, that's the word) to qualify even as harmless fun
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 14, 2012
It's karaoke night in Hollywood and a 10 drink minimum may be required to get any enjoyment out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Patches
June 14, 2012
Simply put: it doesn't rock. At all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
June 16, 2012
No fun was had when I saw Rock of Ages. No fun at all.
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
June 13, 2012
Largely fluff - fluff that, when the music stops playing, lacks the likeable camp of director Adam Shankman's previous effort Hairspray.
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
June 14, 2012
Bland lead actors, blah musical arrangements and an attempt to make '80s LA PG-13 add up to an unconvincing, overlong and often humorless spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Karen D'Souza
San Jose Mercury News
June 13, 2012
Choppy editing, tepid pacing and generic vocals are bad enough to rival "Grease 2."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 14, 2012
Rock of Ages is a soundtrack with a visual component tacked on. It's not so much a musical movie as music, with a movie. The experience of watching it is akin to listening to a runaway jukebox stuck in the '80s
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
June 17, 2012
At best, Rock Of Ages is like many of those big rock anthems of the '80s - kind of fun, but lacking any real substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
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.
Dominic Corry
June 14, 2012
A collection of pop moments already explored extensively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 13, 2012
A musical doesn't need an intricate, compelling plot if it has sensational production numbers and charismatic lead actors, but Rock of Ages has neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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