Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked – Updated

From top guns to last samurais, impossible missions to Mummy hunts – we rate the movies of America's reigning movie star from worst to best

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'Rock of Ages' (2012)
David James38/40

38. 'Rock of Ages' (2012)

This dreadfully shrill, tiresome Eighties-set rock musical (based on the Broadway hit) flopped mightily, and with good reason: Director Adam Shankman substitutes hyper editing for rhythm, cameos for actual performances, and loudness for passion. But as Stacee Jaxx, the Axl Rose-like rock-god superstar whose drugged-out, sexed-out fog briefly lifts under the questioning of an intrepid, smokin' hot Rolling Stone reporter (!) played by Malin Akerman, Cruise almost saves it, with his uncontainable charisma and his never-less-than-fully-committed vocal stylings. Almost.

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