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Half Nelson

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

August 11, 2006 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Ryan Fleck

Starring :

Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Jay O. Sanders, Deborah Rush, Nicole Vicius, Karen Chilton, Monique Curnen, Shareeka Epps, Tina Holmes, Collins Pennie

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..the kind of independent filmmaking that deserves wider acclaim and commercial exposure..”
by Mel Valentin [eFilmCritic]
3 of 4

“..one of the most compelling and idea-laden American indie films to come along in a while..”
by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
“..deftly outlines the perils of youthful idealism without lapsing into knee-jerk cynicism..”
by Dennis Lim [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..closely observed, riveting character study..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
3.5 of 5

“..a powerful and affecting feature-film debut from director and screenwriter Ryan Fleck..”
by Francesca Dinglasan [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : A
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Don R. Lewis [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]

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