Rock of Ages: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Songs by Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and others underscore a rock 'n' roll romance in Los Angeles.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Doesn't require anyone to love metal, or even like it. It only requires us to laugh at it - and other exemplars of bloated '80s pop, from...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The hugely enjoyable Rock of Ages is saved by its music, a tasty brew drawn from Def Leppard, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon,...
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Seeing Tom Cruise swathed in leather pants and fake tattoos, as Axl Rose-style metal god Stacee Jaxx, is supposedly Rock of Ages' big draw....
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie has its cheesy pleasures, and some of them are even intended. I'm just not sure whether Tom Cruise's impersonation of Axl Rose is...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A jukebox musical that's astonishingly cornball one minute, winkingly sardonic the next.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Rock of Ages is an experience that will alternately leave you embarrassed and amused.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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....
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What's not fine is the dead zone occupied by the monster of the piece, Tom Cruise's veteran rocker, Stacee Jaxx.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

He (Shankman) succeeds in draining most of the fun from a vehicle that was all about the winking humor of its flagrant cheesiness.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Don't stop believing. Just avoid clichéd musicals that try to capture the anarchic spirit of rock with trite commercial re-treads.
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Rockin' Rock of Ages

By ajzukowski
What a surprise to hear Tom Cruise sing! it's a totally different character for him. Julianne Hough was outstanding! Wasn't all that impressed with Alec Baldwin though. Although the storyline was...

Rock yeah!!

By dawndawn33
[BLOCKED WEBSITE] I cannot remember the last time I was so excited for a movie. I dont just mean giddy enough to go to a midnight or opening day, maybe reading an EW article or two on it. I'm...

Fun walk down memory lane with some good music

By GradySSmith
Made a last minute decision to see this movie at 11p at night - just hoping I would be able to stay awake. This movie had high energy which kept my interest throughout. The actors all played their...

Great Movie BUT SHOULD BE RATED R

By JimmyFlood
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but I felt that the level of the sexual content and depiction of alcohol abuse was too graphic for a PG-13 rating. The movie should have toned downed the sexual...

Needs a higher rating,this is an ADULT movie.

By chappamy
They rated this movie PG-13 well I have 2 children around that age and they wanted to see the movie, well I wasn't sure if we should go or not so we got there around 6pm and there was a show that had...

Just 'ok'

By ariana0131
Was OK. seemed like it was TRYING to copy Burlesque, and I'M so sorry but there is NO way that Juliane Hough could EVER EVER compare to the looks or voice or talent of Christina Aguilera! Calling...

A Review From An Avid Moviegoer

By mistersporea
Any movie shot in IMAX format is always a great experience because of large screen and top-notch sound system. You are really immersed into the movie...like your really there with the cast. So, I...

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Rock on!

By danup
Cheesy but good if your into the music...

By AlysiaBennett
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More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Language, Suggestive Dancing, Sexual Content and Some Heavy Drinking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Musical has more glam than grit, except for drinking.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF