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Rock of Ages

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Musical

Release Date :

June 15, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Adam Shankman

Starring :

Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Malin Akerman, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Will Forte, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Eli Roth

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..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]
3 of 4

“..it's pretty funny to watch this well-preserved 50-year-old's ridiculous uber-masculine posturing..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
1.5 of 4

“..can't seem to decide on how to play its simplistic story - straight or farcically. It ends up half-mocking, half-revering the era..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 5

“..an unsophisticated but enthusiastic love letter to classic rock..”
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]

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