Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2018)

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is a movie starring Craig Balkam, Jhonnie Harris, and Donal Logue. Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and...
  • 7.8 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Scott Dodds, Writer:
  • Brett Harvey, Director:
  • Rocky Mudaliar, Adam Scorgie, Producer:

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10 / 10

Awesome movie!

Watched the world premiere last night at the Calgary film festival. It was so good. I left the theatre so I inspired. I would recommend this film to everyone.

10 / 10

A beautiful masterpiece

What a story! The life of well known film star and hard man Danny Trejo is documented in this beautifully put together documentary.The story of his extraordinary life is told by the main man himself along with a really interesting group of family and friends.The story will have you in shock at some of the things he went through and done but in the end will leave truly uplifted and inspired.I can only conclude this by saying I absolutely loved it and didn't want it to end. I will watch this again and again.

10 / 10

What a story. Fantastic movie.

Just got out of a viewing of this movie and I really don't know how you could create a better biographical documentary. Dany Trejo is clearly an amazing human, he has an amazing story and the movie was really well made. Positive message, heart warming and good laughs. Truly an unbelievable life story.

10 / 10

Fantastic film!

Director Brett Harvey takes a thoughtful and very inspiring look at a fascinating individuals life journey. The highs, the lows and the triumphant message of hope keep the viewer entranced. Highly recommended!

9 / 10

Don't Miss This Film

So many good films, but this is a great California Story. There are parts that don't work. The frequent comment by an attractive non-introspective actresses is a detraction. And the first of the film, Danny comes across as eccentric and not genuine, but as the film develops the man comes through and one can not come away impressed. There is one former prison guard out there that did Danny a solid by keeping his mouth shut. We are the beneficiary of Danny and some grace.