• Released
  • June 15, 2012
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 3 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
  • 2,048 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Two young people chase their dreams in Los Angeles.

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Critic Ratings

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75

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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75

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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50

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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38

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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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content, Language, Some Heavy Drinking and Suggestive Dancing
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
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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