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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 Starship to Journey - and it does so with a campy and attitudinous spirit that's hard to resist.
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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, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison and Whitesnake. It's near impossible not to rock along.
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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. But the movie is much more fun when he's not around.
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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 one of them. 
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A jukebox musical that's astonishingly cornball one minute, winkingly sardonic the next.
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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. With rare exceptions, they don't channel the excitement of the music - they stultify it.
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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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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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47 out of 100
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