Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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 and his work with his long-time band the Heartbreakers, ranging from Petty's earliest musical influences (which includes meeting Elvis Presley when the King came to Florida to shoot a movie when Petty was just eleven years old) to the critical and commercial success of his 2006 album Highway Companion. Along the way, the film offers glimpses of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A feast for Petty fans and a joyous confirmation of the vitality of the collective creative process."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"The band is treated reverently, which will no doubt please fans, but its eternal length may test the dedication of even Petty fanatics."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice 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."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.com
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