Half Nelson

Secrets don't let go.


Half Nelson
A young teacher is dedicated to his job and his students in a tough inner-city school. He goes above and beyond the curriculum to educate his students. However, he has a dirty little secret... he's a cocaine addict. One day, one of his students catches him at it, which eventually leads to a relationship between the two of them. This time around, the teacher becomes the student as the girl opens his eyes to the facts of life. Gosling was Oscar-nominated for his role.

105 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie
Director
Ryan Fleck
ScreenplayRyan Fleck, Anna Boden
MusicBroken-Social-Scene
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
EditingAnna Boden
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2006
Produced byHunting Lane Films, Journeyman Pictures, Silverwood Films, Original Media, Traction Media

Official Site | IMDB page
Trailer: Medium




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconRyan Gosling is superb as an idealistic history teacher with a dark secret.
15
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote icon'n Treffende, subtiele klaskamerdrama.
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconMust-see urban drama pulls no punches.
15
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconHalf Nelson is not likely to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside, but it'll get a firm grip on your mind and leave you wrestling with its complexities for days.
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconA neat twist in the formula gives this inspirational film its impact.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconThe chief reason to see this film is Gosling's hauntingly intuitive performance, but the honesty of the film's depiction of modern urban life is superb.
15
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconIf you are looking for something to sink your teeth into, then it is highly recommended.
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconIt's a simple story with few flourishes, but the memory lingers.
15
Box Office
Francesca Dinglasan quote iconRyan Gosling proves himself a force to be reckoned with.
13
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconRyan Fleck's Half Nelson shows how good intentions and right-on politics only go so far.
15
Metacritic.com
31 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
139 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn honest and inspirational film.
18

What the People say

Internet
9268 Netizens quote iconAwesome.
15

Average .. 76%

15




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