Rock of Ages Reviews

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April 11, 2019
Hough, who was good in the "Footloose" remake, is pretty engaging in the lead role -- much more than her male counterpart -- while Cruise nearly steals the movie playing the fading alcohol-hazed rock star.
February 1, 2019
Rock of Ages probably won't blow too many people's minds, but it still makes us want to sing along much of the time, and the tone is just right, kind without being preachy, humorous without being overly facetious.
January 8, 2019
Rock of Ages' plot is evidently pretty thin and you're never in doubt that love will conqueror all, but the film's adult themes, diluted as they are compared to the stage production, are wonderfully refreshing.
January 3, 2019
Rock of Ages might be lowbrow entertainment. But there's nothing to be embarrassed about in enjoying it.
November 1, 2018
If you love '80s rock ballads, you will probably really enjoy this movie.
September 8, 2017
Really, it's like a longer, louder version of Glee or American Idol, but with actors who can't sing rather than singers who can't act. Plus, it rocks you like a hurricane.
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.
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.
November 15, 2012
Tom, we're really not worthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 5, 2012
... the driving beat keeps toes tapping.
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.
June 30, 2012
There's little doubt that Rock of Ages benefits substantially from its fast-paced and thoroughly energetic opening few minutes...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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