Meatloaf: In Search of Paradise

2 out of 5 stars
Dennis Quaid aptly sums up Meat Loaf’s offstage persona when he pegs the portly rocker as an “angster.” The movie star’s cameo (yielding a painful “Gloria” cover) is one of few surprises in this shallow tour doc, which often plays like a compilation of the singer’s head-in-hands mini meltdowns. Manufacturing a plot, director Bruce David Klein spends much of the running time on a “controversy” over risqué staging—a pity, since the concert footage actually finds the former Marvin Lee Aday in outstanding, if sweat-drenched, form.

By: Hank Shteamer


Release details

Rated: NR
Release date: Thursday March 13 2008
Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bruce David Klein