Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
"Runnin' Down A Dream" tells a great American story, that of a band that came from the middle of nowhere to win the hearts of millions. The film focuses not only on the Heartbreakers' inspiring ride to the top but the story of what they did when they got there, as artists, as a band, as people. Bogdanovich's film explores many of the underlying reasons for the band's unparalleled capacity not only to endure but to thrive. Gritty, exuberant, infectious: "Runnin' Down A Dream" tells the Heartbreakers' story as never before.

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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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