GOLD

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.
Director: 
Stephen Gaghan
Cast: 
Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard
Screenplay: 
Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Screening Date: 
Jan 21, 2017
Studio: 
TWC Dimension
Running Time: 
121 minutes
Rating: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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10.7% 32.1% 35.7% 14.3% 7.1%
“Great screenwriting, really kept you in suspense; it kept flip-flopping and kept you guessing success or disaster.”
“The actors did a lot of work and it felt like the audience did as well for a very small reward. Kudos to Matthew McConaughey for all he had to endure!”
“Unfortunately GOLD isn’t worth its weight in wait. Too long for a rather predictable ending. The acting by McConaughey was far too over the top. Really a let down.”
“Absolutely terrific tale of the lust for gold and the dangers involved.”
“Kay is the only sign of any sanity in the macho world of gold mining.”
“McConaughey is a great actor, DALLAS BUYER’S CLUB was no fluke. I can understand why he would want to play ‘against type,’ but the subtleties of BUYER’S CLUB are lost here.”
“Hard to warm up to this.”
“Yet another story of greed gone wrong, and not a bad one at that, despite best intentions, or in this case blind trust.”
“Talented screenwriter but on a subject I have no respect for - corporate greed. Felt more like a Matthew McConaughey piece.”
“Superb production values and great locations. A terrific script with plenty of twists and turns. McConaughey gives it his all in every scene, and Edgar Ramirez is a terrific actor. So why doesn’t it add up to any real effect?”
“Wonderful story, as you said ‘inspired’ by true events.”
“Corporate greed has been going on unchecked for decades. Now we have an administration where it will be endorsed and authorized.”
“Liked the story, but amazingly didn’t like McConaughey, and it’s not like he didn’t work hard to get my sympathy.”
“This is a great adventure film like we haven’t seen in a very long time. Terrific.”
“There is a book about Bre-X called GOLD TODAY GONE TOMORROW.” (Ed. Note: Here is the listing: Bre-X: Gold Today, Gone Tomorrow, Anatomy of the Busang Swindle Hardcover – November 1, 1997 by Vivian Danielson, James Whyte)