Nerdcore Rising Quotes

A Sampling of reviews for Nerdcore Rising: The Movie

"Hilarious & delightful" – "Funny, inspiring, authentic, sympathetic and never, ever mean." – “Negin Farsad‘s hilarious cross-country journey with "nerdcore hip-hop" pioneer MC Frontalot might be the ultimate SXSW film, with irresistible appeal.” – “This one’s sure to get some kind of distribution sooner or later.”

Salon’s Best of Fest

"Honest and heartfelt" – "You couldn’t ask for a better primer."

"The Ascent of Nerdcore Rising" – Wired

"’The goal is to be funny without being a joke,’ says one fan; Nerdcore Rising walks, and rocks, that line with skills to spare." – "The rallying cry of a movement"

Austin Chronicle

Nerdcore Rising is a riot from the first scene” – “The contrast between Nerdcore Rising and every other rap documentary makes for rolling entertainment.”

Boston Herald

"Electrifying and arresting" – "It is a well-edited, wonderfully presented look at a movement that speaks to everything geek." – "If you do anything this year to feed your inner geek, make it a point to check out this wonderful doc."

Film School Rejects

"This movie made me laugh." – "Nerdcore Rising is hysterical."


Nerdcore Rising "makes for a hell of a fun ride" – "Director Negin Farsad has created an awesome documentary" – "This turned out to be one of my favorite South By films this year."

Ain’t It Cool

"Perhaps this could lead to peace and understanding between nerds and the people who normally mock them?" – "Nerdcore Rising is a crowd-pleaser."


"Nerdcore Rising is packed with some great music, entertaining fan and non-fan reactions and cool animations and graphics which do a great job in rockin’ that nerdy-cool vibe. A big hit at SXSW, you’ll be sure to see more of this film around the circuit (and hopefully in theaters)."

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