In this week's EBERT & ROEPER, Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats) had the following to say about Half Nelson, which hits theaters in NYC today (Aug. 11):
- "Our next flick is not just the best film I saw all week, but easily the best film I've seen all year, if not one of the ten best I've seen in a decade. It's called HALF NELSON, and it's a powerful reminder that American independent film is alive and well and can still be the most penetrating cinema when in the right hands. Those hands belong to Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck."
- "There aren't enough thumbs in the world to do HALF NELSON half the justice it deserves. This is just simply an incredible film."
- "This pops. This pops in a big bad way. And also, when you look at it, it's the work of people who haven't made a lot of flicks. Like this dude, Fleck, this is, he took the short film he had, blew it up into this feature and it holds . . . You know, like it's an amazing piece to look at where, I sit there as a filmmaker and I'm like, this dude's way better than me. I've been doing this twelve years. This dude is phenomenal."
Watch the trailer and view photos from Half Nelson here...
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