Rock of Ages Reviews

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June 19, 2012
Rock of Ages is not a spoof, but it might as well be, given how little there is to root for.
June 16, 2012
...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.
June 16, 2012
Cruise, as Stacee Jaxx, is the living embodiment of a rock god.
June 15, 2012
Every time an actor belts out a hit, you're reminded that the original, however cheesy, was better.
June 15, 2012
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.
June 15, 2012
Pour some sugar on it, indeed.
June 15, 2012
The film's problems begin with who it cast as its leads.
June 15, 2012
Far too mild for its supposedly outrageous subject.
June 15, 2012
Cruise once again steals the show, but this time he drives it straight off a cliff.
June 15, 2012
For the most part, rock and roll should feel insulted.
June 15, 2012
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.
June 15, 2012
It's content to keep toes tapping, when it should be bringing the arena to its feet.
June 14, 2012
Don't stop believing. Just avoid clichéd musicals that try to capture the anarchic spirit of rock with trite commercial re-treads.
June 14, 2012
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.
June 14, 2012
However you play up this material -- as camp, melodrama, anthem, or goof -- it sags under the weight of its lightweight pretensions.
June 14, 2012
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.
June 14, 2012
What's not fine is the dead zone occupied by the monster of the piece, Tom Cruise's veteran rocker, Stacee Jaxx.
June 14, 2012
Just like the music, it's far more fun than it has any right being.
June 14, 2012
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.
June 14, 2012
So willfully bad that not even Cruise's valiant CPR can help.
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