Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2008
Pure promo fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
March 15, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 5/10
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 15, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 14, 2008
It's not easy being Meat Loaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
March 14, 2008
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jennifer Merin
About.com
May 27, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 12, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 11, 2008
Much takes place offstage in 'Meat Loaf,' so there are few seconds wasted on the de rigueur ecstasy of audiences older than rockumentary adolescents.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 14, 2008
A surprisingly unvarnished picture of the performed emerges despite Klein's uncritical approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 4, 2007
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.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
June 9, 2009
You can't help but love the Loaf, and that spills over into most anything he does.
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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