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Rock of Ages (2012; Rated Rated PG-13)

Rock of Ages
C
 

“I can’t deny how much I was entertained by the laughs, intentionally generated or otherwise.”

-Richard Roeper

Rock of Ages Review

Rock of Ages

(2012; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 15 June 2012

Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Musical

Cast:
Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Forte, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Malin Akerman

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Dirk said on Sunday, December 02, 2012 1:36:09 AM
err, Linda, you lost all credibility when you boasted that you were a film major. I couldn't sit through this movie it was so bad. That was mainly because the protagonists were so generic and boring. From what I saw, Cruise and Baldwin did well with what they were given but when the leads get so much time, the "real" cast just can't make up for it. I agree with Roeper, closer to an F. Definitely an F for whoever cast the "leads".

Kevin Klawitter said on Friday, June 29, 2012 10:03:57 PM
Here's my review. I say if you're willing to forgive the fact that the movie is basically one giant clichefest, it's easy to have as much fun as the actors are clearly having.

kensey barlow said on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:05:14 AM
I can always tell within the first five minutes if a movie will be good or not. I recently walked out of for.greater glory which was horrible ten minutes in. Rock of ages nearly pushed me out the moment the first song was performed. Then I realized.. i came for Tom cruise. The singing and performances were better than what I can provide but no where near amazing. The producers should have took a hint from across the universe and west side story in making a great musical, but this film is what it is. Campy, in your face, and loud rock and roll. Richard, I can't see why you didn't appreciate tom's performance as stacee jaxx. He made the film. Every moment on screen was a laugh. Alex Baldwin and Russel brand brought me in as the film made it through its half way Mark with use of comical flashbacks and their surprisingly uncovered love story. Definitely not my favorite movie, it is no inception, but cruise brings all you could ask for.

linda said on Monday, June 18, 2012 1:53:11 PM
Richard.... you are crazy! I am a film major and this film was brilliant! hey guess what????? It was meant to be campy!!!! The singers were NOT supposed to be as good as the original artists!!!
Oh.... it's exhausting schooling you critics.... it's like we need to sit you down before the screening and say.... "ok...we made a funny campy film poking jokes at the 80's rockers... there will be singing and choreography that is meant to make you smile and laugh and sing along. NOT wonder why they aren't up for a Tony award!!"
jeez...so stupid! and TOM CRUISE WAS BRILLIANT!!!!!

Reply from Richard Roeper
Linda:

Very, very funny parody.

Oh wait. You weren't serious, were you?

Best,

Richard

roman said on Sunday, June 17, 2012 12:02:16 AM
I went to see the movie and as soon as the first song (bus scene) came on, my anticipation for a great rock movie was imediately deflated. I hated Mama Mia.
And I hated the 20 minutes of this movie I struggled to sit through hoping it would get better. It didn't get better. Waste of time for a fan of the bands this musical emasculated.

Jake said on Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:21:46 PM
Your buddy Roger Ebert liked the movie. What you thought of his review?

Larry Lachmann said on Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:30:57 AM
Seems a little like Mama Mia.. but with Hairspray... (oops)

 
 
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