69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

Part investigative documentary, part real-life gangster movie, this film unpacks the life of polarizing rap sensation and internet troll Tekashi69.

2021Rating: R101 minsUSA
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Paste

Paste

69 is surprisingly (ahem) by-the-numbers considering its bombastic subject matter.

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Decider

Decider

Tells a furiously contemporary tale in the memes, madness, and body morphing that make a rap star in the Millennial age.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A fine primer on a rap star the world could probably do without.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The comprehensive treatise we've needed about such an enigmatic, problematic figure, especially when it comes to understanding the full extent of his artifice.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Gandhi's insights into Tekashi69's psyche are limited, and some of his conclusions about the disgraced rapper's character are bizarre.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Manages to lay out the fragments of the Tekashi story well enough to cast a valuable spotlight on the nature of his fame.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Gandhi speaks to collaborators, lovers and journalists, who help flesh out Hernandez's life, although the musician's unwillingness to participate leaves this an intriguing snapshot rather than a definitive portrait.

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