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Rock of Ages Synopsis
Two young people chase their dreams 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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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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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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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....
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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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Not for everyone

By Txye
Although it was obvious that there would be a lot of Rock songs in the movie it was a little unexpected to see a rock musical kind of flick. There were quite a few funny parts throughout the show...

1 Part Campy, 2 Parts Funny, 3 Parts Romantic + 10 parts Rock & Roll = 1 Great Movie!

By naturelover
One of my favorite movies of the year! The best of the summer movies. One of the funniest movies of the year too - got a lot of laughs. I was taping my foot and rock'in my head from the get go and...

Hit the mark

By Movie Marv
I go to the movies to be entertained. Not educated or inspired. This move really entertained...Good job "Rock of Ages" team...and I am 68 years old......

Mindlessly entertaining...

By VinceP98
Whatever you do, don't go into the theater expecting a "West Side Story" replacement. If you do, you're going to come out hating this film. If you want something light, fluffy, cheesy and requiring...

Attention Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise fans

By MrRay
I wasn't sure if I wanted to see this movie, but I sure was surprised by the cast. The beginning was boring but once Alec and Tom came then it turned around. Alec did a great job of playing the bar...


By golden46
Very entertaining from start to finish! Wanted to get up and dance during some of the music. I came home and bought the soundtrack!!! I knew Julianne Hough could dance, but never realized what a...

Loved this Movie

By conway3000
I thoroughly enjoyed Rock of Ages. Cruise is absolutely wonderful as Stacee Jax. I saw the play first run on Broadway and Cruise was much better as Stacee Jax than the person who originated the role...

Fun cotton candy movie

By filegirl
A little uneven and cheesy, but a LOT of fun. If you are a fan of 80's rock/pop, you will find much to love about this movie. Warning, I was surprised at the level of raunch in this movie given the...

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By pseifts
I absolutely loved Rock of Ages..... the soundtrack was awesome.....Tom Cruise singing (who knew) but he was fantastic. The whole film was epic and so worth waiting for. Definitely going to add to...


By cissymac
GREAT ROCK N ROLL!! And if you're a fan of Tom Cruise & Alec Baldwin you are gonna love this movie. Can't believe Tom Cruise can sing like a rock star! If you love music from the 80's or a fan of...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content, Language, Some Heavy Drinking and Suggestive Dancing
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Musical has more glam than grit, except for drinking.
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