Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

2019, Documentary, 1h 50m

32 Reviews Fewer than 50 Ratings

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Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo uses its subject's remarkable journey as the basis for a thoughtful and inspiring documentary. Read critic reviews

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The extraordinary life journey of one of Hollywood's most unlikely heroes, Danny Trejo.

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Critic Reviews for Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

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  • What sets Brett Harvey's slickly made documentary apart, besides its engaging subject, is its convincing portrayal of a man who saw the error of his ways and worked to change himself.

    July 15, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A compelling and heartfelt documentary...

    July 9, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There are a lot of laughs in his Hollywood redemption story, which also reveals Trejo's hard-won gentleness.

    July 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Its subject is so inherently likable that a feature-length dose of Trejo's boundless energy feels like the kind of adrenaline shot we can use right about now.

    July 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Inmate #1 might lack depths and dimensions, but for fans, this documentary is a machete-sharp glimpse into the life of a cult icon.

    June 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [An] earnest and amiable documentary portrait that charts his unlikely progress from 12-year-old heroin addict and LA street criminal to hardcore convict and eventual Hollywood fixture.

    June 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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