Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2008)

Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich turns to the documentary form for the first time with this lengthy profile of one of rock and roll's enduring talents. Tom Petty: Running Down A Dream presents an in-depth look at Petty's life and career… More

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Release Date: October 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

A feast for Petty fans and a joyous confirmation of the vitality of the collective creative process.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Although frequently taken for granted, Tom Petty has had more hits than Bruce Springsteen and stands as one of America's finest rock 'n' roll stars. This movie is like ice cream; you just can't get enough.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

The band is treated reverently, which will no doubt please fans, but its eternal length may test the dedication of even Petty fanatics.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Employs a warm and leisurely, though never sluggish, pace that's upfront about Bogdanovich's intention to take his sweet time tackling every topic of relevant interest.

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Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com

Peter Bogdanovich's new documentary about the life and career of Florida-born rocker Tom Petty runs nearly four hours and never fails to engage or entertain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
I am a huge Tom Petty fan. So much that I sat in front of my TV for four hours to watch this doc without a break. The performances are the best stuff (having… More
Cameron Johnson
Wow, I didn't know how they could possibly do a four hour documentary about Tom Petty, or at least do it with plenty of consistent entertainment value, and… More
Wu Chouin
Lengthy, but awesome doc on one of the most underrated bands in the history of rock n' roll. A must see for all music fans.