The Petty Archives

Watch This: 'Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Monday, December 31, 2007

Although four hours seems like a long time for a documentary on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Runnin' Down a Dream" doesn't seem the slightest bit fat or indulgent, and it's loaded with an astonishing amount of great music -- enough to surprise even longtime fans.

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, the film benefits immensely from extensive home-movie archives that capture the band's earliest days in intimate detail.

The sheer quantity of good music packed into the two-disc film is staggering -- and a 2006 30th-anniversary concert is included in its entirety on a third disc (a fourth disc contains an audio CD).