Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (2008)

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise follows the popular singer as he prepares for a tour of Canada 30 years after the release of his smash-hit album Bat Out of Hell. As the stage show gets more and more involved, the singer battles ongoing… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 12, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

The flick's signature shots are doors closing on Klein's camera. Meat Loaf is busy, he's sick, he's tired, he's in a confidential discussion. The excuses flow forth.

Eddie Cockrell

At once hagiographic and revealing, backstage docu Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise follows the never-a-dull-moment rocker during Los Angeles rehearsals and an early 2007 Canadian tour.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Watch this film only if you are a die hard Meatloaf fan and have seen everything else already. Best to watch with the sound off and with his Platinum album playing in the background.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's not easy being Meat Loaf.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

You can't help but love the Loaf, and that spills over into most anything he does.

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Diva Velez

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise never feels egregious or intentionally heart-tugging, but seeing the indomitable performer lying prostrate with physical and emotional exhaustion is not a pretty sight. It is in these moments and Meat Loaf's own wil

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

In Search of Paradise portrays Meat Loaf as an obsessive, self-punishing performer, striving in vain to put on a live show that matches the visions in his head.

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Jennifer Merin

At age 59, Meat Loaf launches a worldwide tour for his album, Bat Out Of Hell III, with new stagings of some of his iconic songs. This fabulous rock doc is a first time look at Meat's grueling artistic process. It's amazing.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

A surprisingly unvarnished picture of the performed emerges despite Klein's uncritical approach.

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