Rock of Ages Reviews

  • Rock of Ages
    • Genre : Drama, Musical
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 123 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : 70
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • this lively but decidedly overlong film directed by Adam Shankman, who previously helmed 2007's Hairspray, showers the audience with kitsch at the expense of characters
    by Tim Grierson [Screen International ]
  • this isn't a serious movie by any stretch: Its charms stem from the juicy thrill of seeing the '80s caricatured and karaoke-fied by Hollywood A-listers making delicious, willing fools of themselves
    by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • this affectionate glam-rock-a-thon reps a visually bland staging of frankly insipid material, never tapping into the raucous, go-for-broke energy that would spin the show's cliches into gold, let alone platinum
    by Justin Chang [Variety ]
  • Rock of Ages neither evokes an authentic feeling to celebrate the era nor spreads much joy making fun of it. Instead, it just drones on like a limp cover version
    by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • it's pretty funny to watch this well-preserved 50-year-old's ridiculous uber-masculine posturing
    3 of 4 by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune ]
  • can't seem to decide on how to play its simplistic story - straight or farcically. It ends up half-mocking, half-revering the era
    1.5 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • an unsophisticated but enthusiastic love letter to classic rock
    3 of 5 by Shaun Munro [What Culture ]
  • 3 of 5 Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News ]
  • 3 of 4 Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • 2.5 of 4 Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • 2 of 4 Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail ]
  • Reviewed by Ian Buckwalter [NPR ]

Reader's Reviews





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