Chicago Sun-Times - 06/13/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "A lot of it is zesty entertainment, with some energetic musical numbers....[The cast] play their roles with great intensity and earnestness..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/14/2012
"Blessed with unstoppable energy, an undeniably bawdy sense of fun and Tom Cruise...it takes songs you may never have loved and turns them into a musical that's easy to enjoy."
USA Today - 06/13/2012 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] perfect brew of classic '80s songs, big laughs and rockin' performances....With a terrific cast and a standout turn from Tom Cruise as a zoned-out rocker..."
Movieline - 06/14/2012
"[Cruise] does strut quite ably through a version of 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' -- it's his best moment, and one of the liveliest bits in the movie."
Rolling Stone - 06/21/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he 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."
Box Office - 06/13/2012 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "With a terrific cast and a standout turn from Tom Cruise as a zoned-out rocker....ROCK OF AGES shouldn't disappoint fans of the show or the era's music."
Total Film - 08/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "Adam Shankman certainly knows how to amp up gleeful cheese after directing HAIRSPRAY, and ROA belts along at a pace, switching karaoke classics at whiplash speed..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2012
"This is truly a jukebox musical, celebrating a genre rather than an oeuvre, cramming well-known rock anthems and ballads into a stylised LA-set love story....What this metal mash-up has going for it is a thick seam of affectionate, exuberant 1980s parody..."
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