“Gold” is a film that completely flew under the radar and out of theaters faster than you could blink. Matthew McConaughey channels his inner Jared Leto by trying to transform himself into an even more unlikable figure. Cut to Gold price manipulation, abuse of native people and a double cross staged like a film student trying to mimic later De Palma and you’ve got a fine mess to watch. While I don’t hate the film, this is the kind of feature that became the clutch material for 1980s premium cable. It’s not well made enough for Awards and it’s not bad enough to be schlock. Just enjoy the shimmering distraction, as you await better things to happen.
- 2 hrs and 1 min
- The Weinstein Company
RELEASE DATE: 1/27/17
The Plot Thus Far
GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner 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 amazing 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.