Outstanding Performances in a Great Film
Reviewed by KHL for Half Nelson at 2008-07-24 12:09:39
Ryan Gosling gives yet another amazing performance in this complicated film about inner city youth, education, and drugs. Sounds trite and simple, but this movie is anything but. Think of films like 'Traffic' or 'Requiem for a Dream' meets 'Dead Poets Society' or 'Finding Forrester' (with a darker edge). Gosling and Epps have a great chemistry and its hard to take your eyes off the screen when they interact. Well worth multiple viewings.