I cannot believe so many high profile actors agreed to take roles in this amateur-ish, chintzy musical. I could not endure more than about 20 minutes - time wasted!
Truly awful - but funny and the music was good.
I enjoyed this movie and found it quite funny in places, I felt it was all over the place as far as which era it was trying to represent. I'm not a fan of Russell Brand but he seemed to steal the show in this movie.
This movie was better than I thought but still not as good as I had hoped. It's a good little movie to watch and sing along to. Some moments were truly LOL and some were just plain weird. Tom Cruise we thought was good in this role. He played the OTT character very well.
Those who hate this movie are probably the very teens and 20-somethings that raved in the Heavy-Metal scene, for real, back in that time, hoping that no one remembers their "underachiever and proud of it" times and today hide the tatoos that prove it.
Tom Cruise has come a long way from Top Gun -in singing-. As someone else wrote, he is "the only one who got that this is an over-the-top satire". I'd say Paul Giamatti got it too. The main girl's singing sounds like Britney Spears on helium, which adds to the fun.
Kids, just relax and enjoy taking a peek at your parents when they thought they were cool!
Awful. Even though it was a musical, too much singing.
\Really enjoyed this movie the music was great and the movie was easy to watch.
Horrible horrible horrible!!! The actually stage show is brilliant so I thought I'd enjoy this. Not so much. Tom Cruise plays an arrogant douche, the blonde main chick can't act and the relationship between Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand is just bizzare. The only good thing is the soundtrack, but even that gets slightly ruined by the people who sing the songs! Stupid movie
Waste of time , I really wont bother
Didn't realise it was a musical - cringeworthy. lasted about 10mins, then moved onto a better movie.
Enjoyable. Took a while to warm into the movie, but I was taken away by the 80s music I grew up with. Its all about the songs, don't expect a huge storyline. Just a bit of fun.
Why did all these A Grade actors sign on for this rubbish? This is now my all time worst movie ever seen and I've seen some bad movies. I bet Nicole and Katie were watching with their hands over their eyes......how embarrassing and what was Tom Cruise thinking??
Has hadn't the best critical reviews, but I don't understand why. It's full of awesome 80's rock music, and big stars willing to send themselves up. It's fun, and sometimes that's all a movie needs to be.
It's very much an old-fashioned musical, but updated to use 1980s rock songs. Typical of the genre, it's a bit corny when people break into song and dance mid-conversation. Still the story, such as time allows between songs, covers off all the expected clichés, such as eccentric and boozy rock star, star-struck journalist, sleazy politician and young hopefuls in love. The bonus is that the music is enjoyable.
great snapshot into a very specific sub culture
Don't bother! It's only good if you watch it fastforward..
loved it! sang the whole way through...
Terrible, I lasted 7 minutes. Say no more.
Story was ordinary but good music, re-living the 80's and 90's.
Tom Cruise steals the show.
Too much singing, too predictable, almost painful to watch.
I love Tom Cruise but his not a rock star.
This movie is all about the music. The acting is average, the script ordinary, but having grown up in the eighties I loved hearing the old rock tracks.
BTW who told Russel Brand he could act ?
I loved this movie but Tom Cruise's character was a little scarey! ! ! You have to like musicals and you would have to love the great music of the 80's.
Musicals as unashamedly corny as this one need to be fresh, energetic and utterly charming to succeed, eg: Mamma Mia. Sadly, Rock of Ages is none of the above. Some of the cast try hard, but the few toe-tapping moments are far outweighed by the cringeworthy ones.
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, music, dancing, singing all well done, tx guys
Didn't know what to expect, but this wasn't it!! Disappointed. Music was only redeeming thing about it :-(
Was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It has all the great 80's rock songs in it - if you like musicals you should like this movie.
Loved the music in it. Will be buying the soundtrack as I grew upo with those songs. But not too sure about the movie itself, but on the poor side.
All I can say is music rocks by the originals in this movie rubbish, I didn't like Tom Cruise' portrayal of a rock god. would not recommend this movie to anyone, rubbish.
Even the Tom Cruise haters would be hard pressed to not enjoy this. He embodies the 80's rock God and his mannerisms and voice are quite amazing. Be prepared for corny and silly. It gets better after the first half hour. For those who don't realise - THIS IS A FULL BLOWN MUSICAL. There is dialogue, but YES, they break into song in context with what is going on. THAT is done cleverly. And you can't fail to be uplifted by the Journey classic 'Don't Stop Believing' in the finale. This one took me back to the good old days, but it won't be for everyone. I think you needed to be out in the thick of it during the 80s to truly get the nostalgia, the hair, the fashion and music.
Tedious. Tom Cruise was the only interesting part. Alec Baldwin wasnt bad either. Very very few mildly amusing bits and a serious amount of cringe.
lots of fun! Tom Cruise was surprisingly good. If you grew up in the 80s you should enjoy this movie
Good fun, good music - that's enough really.
Hated it. Skipped through the chapters hoping it would improve but no chance. The 80's produced some good music but none of it was in this movie. Pop fluff.
Oh dear! What a load of dross! Thank goodness for Russell Brand & Alec Baldwin. The storyline is as cliched and hackneyed as you could possibly get. And so many songs! A bit more dialogue would have been good. What's the point of having quality comedians as actors if they rarely speak? And the main squeaky-clean good ol' American kids-next-door boy & girl - yuk! That's not rock'n'roll! Where's my Sid & Nancy DVD...?
Apart from the hot blonde chick, this movie really didn't interest me. Was kinda pointless...too musical for my takes...
Tom Cruise is not a rock star! loved the rest & russell brand stole the show. Loved the 80's music.
Sorry but this was sooooo boring, get the whole thing and what it was trying to do but way to silly for my likings.... like a bunch of teenagers put it together. And agree with the warning about the musical - didn't know it was one when I put it in my queue!
It was great to hear all the 80's songs we grew up with. I thought Tom Cruise did a great job as the sleazy rock star.
great musical,very tongue in cheek,along the lines of mamma mia.Just very odd to see Tom Cruise singing.good for a laugh and light entertainment
Should have come with a warning that it's a musical - it's very bad. Only good thing about it was the 80s rock music.
I usually like musicals, but this one was just terrible - I found myself embarrassed at what I was watching and skipped some songs.
Only Tom Cruise's character made me smirk from time to time.
Utterly terrible! Very corny and only suitable for those who love the song and dance routine. It's my own fault for not doing my research before adding it to my queue but gee I wish musicals came with a warning label as they always SUCK!
Yep well said .... It's a giant musical ... For all the hype I wasn't really a fan!!! :(
good if you enjoy 80's music, but overall i would compare it to an 80's version of glee
Best movie ever - my favourite !!!!
Not my kind of movie. Only Glam Rock not so very mainstream 80ties. Tom Cruise was not acting just being himself.