Gold (2016)

Gold (2016)

Gold (2016)

Oscar-winner Stephen Gaghan directs Matthew McConaughey as relentless gold prospector Kenny Wells in this drama stretching from the bar and boardroom to remote sites of gold reserves. Inspired by true events.

Based on the true story of the Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal, Gold follows struggling hustler Kenny Wells and equally luckless geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramírez) on their mission to find gold in the uncharted Indonesian jungle. Their subsequent success then sparks an adventure through the most powerful Wall Street boardrooms.

2016Rating: M, Coarse language121 minsUSA
AdventureDramaThriller

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Gold (2016) / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Having received – excuse the pun – a bit of a panning elsewhere, Stephen Gaghan's lively rise-and-fall drama arrives on these shores as soiled goods.

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Variety

Variety

For those willing to take the characters at face value, it's a deliriously entertaining ride, as a man with a dream drops his last quarter in the slot machine and goes home with the entire casino.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Gold" could have been a biting satire of greed and folly, a neo-Conradian tale of Western misadventure in Asia, a rousing fable of underdog triumph or a caper comedy. It tries, in its frantic, clumsy fashion, to be all of those things ...

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Stuff

Stuff

Sadly and inexplicably it misses the mark in almost every way.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

McConaughey deep dives into his role as a mad-dog prospector like a starving man sitting down to a feast. As a movie, Gold is slim pickings. But McConaughey keeps you riveted.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The story is great, the presentation dull.

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NPR

NPR

We've been here many romps before, and one wishes that for once, someone would make a film on this subject without making the obligatory sharp turn into folksy, facile populism that Gold and its ilk inevitably do.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Like the quintessential experience most treasure seekers have with a pan full of promising gravel: a lot of hopeful swirl, with little meaningful result.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

[McConaughey's] intensity never flags. What's missing from this story of struggle and glory and the need to believe is a fever to match his.

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Collider

Collider

Gold highlights the importance of character and story, and the simple fact that if you care enough about the character and are engaged in his or her journey, the movie can still work despite other problems.

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