News: Adblock will interfere with your experience. Kindly consider disabling your adblock on our domain. (Alt: Iwatchonline.eu)

Half Nelson

7/10
Drama
 

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

 
Actors: Jeff Lima , Ryan Gosling , Erica Rivera , Kaela C. Pabon , Bryce Silver , Tristan Wilds , Rosemary Ledee , Tyra Kwao-Vovo , Nathan Corbett , Shareeka Epps
Directors: Ryan Fleck
Country: USA
Release: 2006-09-22
More Info:
  • Ken Fox

    Superb drama from New York-based filmmakers Ryan Flek and Anna Boden.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Half Nelson offers an opportunity to marvel, once again, at the dazzling talent of Ryan Gosling for playing young men as believable as they are psychologically trip-wired.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    What is different about Half Nelson is the execution, the kind of subtlety in writing, directing and acting (by costars Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie as well as Gosling) you seldom see.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    A dedicated, charismatic, crack-addicted history teacher is the most believable protagonist in an American movie this year.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    The movie lives in its small details.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Gosling excels at playing contradictory characters like this one, having kick-started his career as a Jewish neo-Nazi in "The Believer," but here, his inner turmoil rarely gets vocalized. It's a remarkably subtle performance.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Scott Foundas

    At a time when most American movies, studio made or "independent," seem ever more divorced from anything approximating actual life experience, Half Nelson is so sobering and searingly truthful that watching it feels like being tossed from a calm beach into a raging current.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Rob Nelson

    The audacity of making an inner-city drama in which the white-male authority figure is the crackhead finds its equal in Gosling's already legendary performance, a high-wire act that's gutsiest for its unconscionable charm.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    What makes Half Nelson both an unusual and an exceptional American film, particularly at a time when even films about Sept. 11 are professed to have no politics, is its insistence on political consciousness as a moral imperative.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    No halves about it: Half Nelson is a wholly absorbing and delicately shaded portrait of an educator played by Ryan Gosling, a young man harboring an offstage secret.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    A compelling drama that establishes Ryan Gosling as one of the finest actors of his generation.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Gosling may be the soul of Half Nelson, but Epps is the film's heart.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Best where it counts the most - in its recognition of how difficult it will be for Dan and Drey to turn their lives around.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    Gosling, who was amazing in "The Believer" but hasn't yet connected substantially with a big audience, continues to impress.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Gianni Truzzi

    Just in time for back-to-school, this smart film about a troubled teacher and student upends most movie images, both romantic and negatively stereotyped, of the urban classroom.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • James Greenberg

    If there was ever any doubt, with Half Nelson, Ryan Gosling establishes himself as a major talent and one of the finest young actors around.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Don R. Lewis

    Fleck manages to mix the storylines which include drug abuse, political commentary and making good choices about your life's path flawlessly.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Angie Errigo

    Just wonderful with its offbeat but wholly credible storyline, down-to-earth style and exceptionally fine performances.

    Empire Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    It's a complex and defiant fable of American life run just slightly off the rails, delivering all the impact of "Crash" without the phony-baloney paradoxes or brick-in-the-face message delivery.

    Salon.com Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Downbeat as it is, Half Nelson is a genuinely inspirational film--a terrifically compelling character study and a tricky exploration of the links (and busted links) between the personal and the political.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    It keeps surprising us, mainly by being consistently smarter and sadder than inspirational-teacher movies usually let themselves be.

    Slate Full Review
  • Dennis Harvey

    Avoiding rote inspirational notes as well as boyz-in-the-hood violence, scrupulously low-key drama nonetheless builds to a powerful impact.

    Variety Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Nearly every scene rings with its own ragged truth, which becomes increasingly painful as Dan's addiction becomes more unmanageable and as he refuses to confront the untenable politics of his own behavior.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    Half Nelson, with its bleakly hopeful view of humanity both damned and redeemed – simultaneously – is uncomfortably, almost exactly right.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    It is not easy to watch, yet beyond the traps that society and the urban culture have set up for Drey and the other kids, and the traps that Dan is falling into on his own, this is ultimately a hopeful story of common humanity.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    It's a performance that will make you cringe - with despair, with empathy - as Gosling's Dan takes one self-destructive step after another.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ruthe Stein

    You never catch Gosling doing anything out of character. It's the first Oscar-caliber performance I've seen so far this year.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Krista Vitola

    Nelson works largely because Gosling and Epps work flawlessly together.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    This is a grown-up film that puts liberalism under the microscope and finds it tired -- not a dirty word, as neo-cons believe, and not a panacea, as sentimentalists wish, but just tired and longing for rejuvenation.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    The movie is not credible, even in an inner-city setting. At the same time, it's touching.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Too bad there is only about half an hour's worth of story here. Mostly, we just watch the teacher get high, and his classroom talks about civil rights are nothing but filler.

    New York Post Full Review
Add Soundtrack
  • 30. Lover's Spit (Instrumental Mix) Performer: Written and Broken Social Scene Stream Music Online

Best Websites 2017, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites 2016, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites Awards, Best Websites A Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites About Books, Best Websites About Movies, Best Websites About Money, Best Websites About Design, Best Websites Aasl, Best Websites About Music, Best Websites About Food, Best Websites Airfare, Best Websites Builder, Best Websites Bored, Best Websites By Design, Best Websites Built With Squarespace, Best Websites Buzzfeed, Best Websites By Category, Best Websites Booking Flights, Best Websites Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Built With WordPress, Best Websites Besides Reddit, Best Websites Created With WordPress, Best Websites Cheap Flights, Best Websites Created With Wix, Best Websites Creators, Best Websites Cheap Hotels, Best Websites Corporate, Best Websites Cheap Perfume, Best Websites Cheap Clothes, Best Websites Commercial Real Estate, Best Websites Colors, Best Websites Design, Best Websites Design 2017, Best Websites Design 2016, Best Websites Design Awards, Best Websites Designed With Squarespace, Best Websites Data Visualization, Best Websites Design In The World, Best Websites Design Templates, Best Websites Developers, Best Websites Download Music, Best Websites Ever, Best Websites Ever Made, Best Websites Examples, Best Websites Education, Best Websites Ecommerce, Best Websites Ever Created, Best Websites Everyone Should Know, Best Websites Earn Money Online, Best Websites Educational Articles, Best Websites Entertainment, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites For Teachers, Best Websites For Hotels, Best Websites For Kids, Best Websites For Men, Best Websites For Artists, Best Websites Games, Best Websites Gta 5, Best Websites Graphic Design, Best Websites Gallery, Best Websites Github, Best Websites Globally, Best Websites Games Online, Best Websites Games Download Free, Best Websites Gifts, Best Websites Graphic Design Portfolio, Best Websites Hotels, Best Websites Homes For Sale, Best Websites Hubspot, Best Websites Html5, Best Websites Hosting, Best Websites Hotel Deals, Best Websites House Hunting, Best Websites Hr Professionals, Best Websites Home Page, Best Websites Html, Best Websites In The World, Best Websites In 2017, Best Websites If You’re Bored, Best Websites Ideas, Best Websites In Gta 5, Best Websites International Flights, Best Websites In 2016, Best Websites Internet, Best Websites In Spanish, Best Websites In America, Best Websites Job Search, Best Websites Jewelry, Best Websites Javascript, Best Websites Joomla, Best Websites Jquery, Best Websites Jordan Shoes, Best Websites Jobs Uk, Best Websites Japan, Best Websites Jewellery, Best Websites Java, Best Websites Korean Drama, Best Websites Kenya, Best Websites Knowledge, Best Websites Kill Time, Best Websites Kindergarten, Best Knitting Websites, Best Karaoke Websites Free, Best Knife Websites, Best Kitchen Websites, Best Karaoke Websites, Best Websites Like Airbnb, Best Websites Like Ebay, Best Websites List, Best Websites Like Buzzfeed, Best Websites Like Solarmovie, Best Websites Like Youtube, Best Websites Like Wish, Best Websites Layouts, Best Websites Like G2a, Best Websites Learning Programming, Best Websites Made With Squarespace, Best Websites Made With WordPress, Best Websites Made With Wix, Best Websites Movies Online, Best Websites Made, Best Websites Made With Weebly, Best Websites Made With Google Sites, Best Websites Made With Bootstrap, Best Websites Movies, Best Websites Makers, Best Websites News, Best Websites Names, Best Websites No One Knows About Reddit, Best Websites No One Knows About, Best Websites Non Profit Organizations, Best Websites Navigation, Best Websites Nyc Apartment Rental, Best Websites Nz, Best Websites Names List, Best Websites Of 2017, Best Websites On The Internet, Best Websites Of 2016, Best Websites On Tor, Best Websites On The Internet 2017, Best Websites On The Dark Web, Best Websites On Gta 5, Best Websites Of The 90s, Best Websites Of The Year, Best Websites Of 2015, Best Websites Platforms, Best Websites Productivity, Best Websites Photography, Best Websites Personal Finance, Best Websites Portfolio, Best Websites Personal, Best Websites Parallax, Best Websites Pages, Best Websites Professional Services, Best Websites Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites Quora, Best Websites Quotes, Best Websites Qualities, Best Quiz Websites, Best Quilting Websites, Best Quote Websites Ever, Best Quizzing Websites, Best Quran Websites, Best Quirky Websites, Best Qtp Websites, Best Websites Reddit, Best Websites Rental Homes, Best Websites Real Estate, Best Websites Ranking, Best Websites Restaurants, Best Websites Right Now, Best Websites Retail, Best Websites Responsive, Best Websites Review, Best Websites Ruby On Rails, Best Websites Squarespace, Best Websites Streaming Movies, Best Websites Shopping Online, Best Websites Services, Best Websites Sell Clothes, Best Websites Sports, Best Websites Streaming, Best Websites Samples, Best Websites South Africa, Best Websites Small Business, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites To Book Flights, Best Websites To Book Hotels, Best Websites To Stream Movies, Best Websites To Learn Coding, Best Websites To Watch Tv Shows For Free, Best Websites To Buy Shoes, Best Websites To Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Used Cars, Best Websites Ux, Best Websites Using WordPress, Best Websites Using Video, Best Websites Using Wix, Best Websites Ui, Best Websites User Experience, Best Websites Using Squarespace, Best Websites Using Divi Theme, Best Websites Using Shopify, Best Websites Visually, Best Websites Vacation Packages, Best Websites Video Background, Best Websites Video Download, Best Websites Video, Best Websites Vocabulary Building, Best Websites Vacation Rentals, Best Websites Visit Daily, Best Websites Vacation Deals, Best Websites Visit, Best Websites When Bored, Best Websites When Bored At Work, Best Websites With Video, Best Websites When High, Best Websites When You Are Bored, Best Websites With Games, Best Websites With Animation, Best Websites With Social Media Integration, Best Websites With Video Backgrounds, Best Websites With Blogs, Best Websites You Don’t Know About, Best Websites Youtube, Best Websites You’ve Never Heard Of, Best Websites You Must See, Best Websites You Haven’t Heard Of, Best Websites Yahoo Answers, Best Websites Yoga, Best Websites Young Entrepreneurs, Best Yoga Websites 2015, Best Yarn Websites, Best Zoo Websites, Best Zen Websites, Best Zenfolio Websites, Best Zodiac Websites, Best Zoology Websites, Best Zombie Websites, Best Zimbabwean Websites, Best Zumba Websites, Best Zentangle Websites, Best Zine Websites

  • student

  • independent film

  • reference to cesar chavez

  • reference to che guevara

  • reference to george w. bush

  • makeup

  • lipstick

  • reference to daniel ellsberg

  • reference to salvador allende

  • american flag

  • band aid

  • ghetto

  • policewoman

  • reference to god

  • reference to aristotle

  • e. m. t.

  • emergency medical technician

  • yin and yang

  • teachers' lounge

  • gym

  • basketball referee

  • writing a book

  • reference to mein kampf

  • hand injury

  • dead cat

  • death of a cat

  • pet food

  • blowing nose

  • playground

  • playground slide

  • reference to nelson mandela

  • reference to miles davis

  • wine

  • children's book

  • reference to danny glover

  • vietnam war

  • reference to attica

  • liberal

  • cheating

  • drawing

  • stabbing

  • rearview mirror

  • chicken walk

  • reference to chile

  • reference to the c. i. a.

  • substitute teacher

  • bulletproof vest

  • reference to weapons of mass destruction

  • reference to al qaeda

  • reference to the nazis

  • candy

  • communist

  • reference to the u.s. supreme court

  • washing dishes

  • bench

  • handheld camera

  • subjective camera

  • figurine

  • cat food dish

  • coffee

  • exercise

  • alcoholic teacher

  • borderline personality disorder

  • based on short film

  • vietnam war veteran

  • watching television

  • new york city new york

  • inspiration

  • single mother

  • history teacher

  • basketball team

  • stoned

  • secret

  • arm wrestling

  • girls' basketball

  • junior high school

  • basketball

  • teacher

  • friendship

  • inner city

  • class

  • drug habit

  • bathroom

  • dialectics

  • classroom

  • drugs

  • crack

  • playing a video game

  • eye drops

  • earphones

  • debt

  • answering machine

  • briefcase

  • sunglasses

  • alarm clock

  • underwear

  • locker room

  • jogging

  • racist

  • unhappiness

  • happiness

  • pride

  • ebonics

  • prostitute

  • money

  • homosexual

  • gay

  • cooking

  • photograph

  • stealing a bicycle

  • stealing

  • theft

  • thief

  • prison visit

  • prison

  • second chance

  • protest

  • demonstration

  • documentary footage

  • newsreel footage

  • restaurant

  • cafe

  • punched in the face

  • cigarette smoking

  • hit with a basketball

  • drug deal

  • apology

  • graffiti

  • reading a newspaper

  • reading

  • newspaper

  • urban setting

  • history class

  • book

  • writing

  • writer

  • telephone call

  • song

  • singing

  • singer

  • bar

  • drinking

  • drink

  • dance

  • dancer

  • kiss

  • teenage boy

  • hispanic american

  • black american

  • father daughter relationship

  • friend

  • cheating on a test

  • cocaine

  • diner

  • drug dealer

  • father son relationship

  • high school

  • joke

  • motel

  • mother daughter relationship

  • old flame

  • paramedic

  • restroom

  • archive footage

  • basketball coach

  • basketball court

  • civil rights

  • dancing

  • drug addict

  • ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship

  • high school basketball

  • lollipop

  • high school teacher

  • teacher student relationship

  • drug addiction

  • crack pipe

  • glass pipe

  • african american

  • baseball cap worn backwards

  • baseball cap

  • basketball player

  • brother sister relationship

  • cat

  • chewing gum

  • coach

  • crack addict

  • crack cocaine

  • crack smoking

  • drug dealing

  • drug pusher

  • drug trip

  • drug use

  • drum'n'bass

  • french fries

  • gay rights

  • hamburger

  • hip hop music

  • house party

  • human rights

  • kitten

  • knock knock joke

  • mother son relationship

  • party

  • racial injustice

  • racism

  • racial slur

  • rap music

  • record collection

  • sex

  • teenage girl

  • teenager

  • crack head

  • freebase cocaine

  • freebasing

  • snorting cocaine

  • kitchen

  • race relations

  • toilet

  • urination

  • rhythm and blues

  • brooklyn new york city

  • family relationships

  • brother brother relationship

  • bicycle

  • ex-girlfriend

  • date

1