Rock of Ages (2012)



Critic Consensus: Its exuberant silliness is almost enough to make up for its utter inconsequentiality, but Rock of Ages is ultimately too bland and overlong to justify its trip to the big screen.

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Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. -- (C) Warner Bros
PG-13 (for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language)
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Julianne Hough
as Sherrie Christian
Diego Boneta
as Drew Boley
Tom Cruise
as Stacee Jaxx
Paul Giamatti
as Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Patricia Whitmore
Malin Akerman
as Constance Sack
Mary J. Blige
as Justice
Alec Baldwin
as Dennis Dupree
Bryan Cranston
as Mike Whitmore
Will Forte
as Mitch Miley
Eli Roth
as Stefano
Dakota Sage Grant
as Little Girl on Bus
Matt Sullivan
as Random Guy
Anthony Bellissimo
as Rocker Thief
Alan Shane Hartline
as Bartender Jimmy
James Martin Kelly
as Doug Flintlock
Celina Beach
as Mayor's Secretary
Dan Finnerty
as Tour Manager - Stacee
Kevin Nash
as Stacee's Bodyguard
Jeff Chase
as Stacee's Bodyguard
Chantel Gonsalves
as Stacee's Groupie
Tyne Stecklein
as Stacee's Groupie
Hanna-Lee Sakakibara
as Stacee's Groupie
Jamie Goodwin
as Stacee's Groupie
Anne Fletcher
as Church Horse Mother
Denise Faye
as Protest Mother 1
Mariann Nelson
as Protest Mother 2
C. J. Tywoniak
as Member of Drew's Band
Maxwell F. Terlecki
as Member of Drew's Band
Robert Reef
as Member of Drew's Band
Marcus Johns
as Member of Drew's Band
Vivi Pineda
as Waitress #1
Aniela McGuinness
as Waitress #2
Elvire Emanuelle
as Waitress #3
David Gene Gibbs
as Member of Arsenal Band
Brev Sullivan
as Member of Arsenal Band
Daniel Wills
as Member of Arsenal Band
Prince Shah
as Store Manager
Benjamin Malone
as Motel Manager
Arielle Reitsma
as Slutty Girl
Anya Garnis
as Destiny
Barry Habib
as Record Executive
Constantine Maroulis
as Record Executive
Heather Leigh Davis
as Clothes Stylist
Josh Randall
as Z-Guyeezz #1 - Donny
Jack Mountford
as Z-Guyeezz #2 - Joey
Elgin Kos Aponte
as Z-Guyeezz #3 - Kevy
Veronica Berry
as Louise/Assistant #2
Karelix Alicea
as Sinnamon
T.J. Miller
as Rolling Stone Receptionist
Joel Hoekstra
as Rocker
Kevin Cronin
as Rocker
as Rocker
Choice Gray
as Kissing Girl
Sophie Cook
as Female Fan
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Critic Reviews for Rock of Ages

All Critics (218) | Top Critics (47)

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

Full Review… | June 18, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

...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… | June 16, 2012
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Cruise, as Stacee Jaxx, is the living embodiment of a rock god.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
Top Critic

Every time an actor belts out a hit, you're reminded that the original, however cheesy, was better.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
Top Critic

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… | June 15, 2012
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Pour some sugar on it, indeed.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rock of Ages


An empty experience with weak leads and a generic story, and although it offers a few inspired moments and the music covers are a refreshing throwback to the '80s, nothing saves this song-after-song musical clip from being bland - not even Tom Cruise's magnetic presence.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Musical about a country girl wanting to make it big in Hollywood. It's a bit like Coyote Ugly. Good cast and music. Tom Cruise is an aged rocker off his head! Catherine Zeta-Jones is a repressed stepford wife! Hilarious!

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Adam Shankman's choice of music in Rock of Ages brings the noise, but not much else.

The story is predictable and the plot details are weak. It is a surprise that there is enough material to push this film to nearly 2 hours; then again, the musical pieces will help with that. A good portion of the story comes across as odd, and while that may have some entertainment value in itself, it isn't a film saver.

The song selection is solid, and there are a lot of musical numbers. In fact, there may be too many, almost as if there is more time spent singing than anything else. Mary J. Blige takes the crown for singing. Everyone else gets by.

Tom Cruise is an absolute show stealer, and while Diego Boneta and the stunning Julianne Hough are the heart of the story, they are inferior when compared to the power of Cruise.

Rock of Ages is watchable; however, not watching it is also an option.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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