Secrets don't let go.
Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie
|Screenplay||Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Hunting Lane Films, Journeyman Pictures, Silverwood Films, Original Media, Traction Media|
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer Ryan Gosling is superb as an idealistic history teacher with a dark secret.
Jacques Liebenberg 'n Treffende, subtiele klaskamerdrama.
Kenneth Turan Must-see urban drama pulls no punches.
Rebekah Kendal Half 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.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Leon van Nierop A neat twist in the formula gives this inspirational film its impact.
Barry Ronge The 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.
Ivan Sadler If you are looking for something to sink your teeth into, then it is highly recommended.
Stella Papamichael It's a simple story with few flourishes, but the memory lingers.
Francesca Dinglasan Ryan Gosling proves himself a force to be reckoned with.
Jason Anderson Ryan Fleck's Half Nelson shows how good intentions and right-on politics only go so far.
Tomatometer An honest and inspirational film.
What the People say
9268 Netizens Awesome.
Average .. 76%