Gold (2017)

TWC-Dimension presents GOLD, a Black Bear Pictures and HWY61 production directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) and produced by Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, All is Lost) for Black Bear Pictures and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 27, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Gold boasts an impressively committed performance from Matthew McConaughey, but it's just one glittering nugget in an otherwise uneven heap of cinematic silt.

Gary M. Kramer

Despite McConaughey's commitment to the role, his Kenny is more pathetic than sympathetic, which makes caring about him for two hours a difficult task.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

The movie is a mess, but it's also an oddly amoral mess.

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Graham Fuller
Culture Trip

As a vehicle for McConaughey's calculated showboating, it's beguiling, but in these troubled times it feels a little indulgent.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Torn between hard-hitting satire on the pitfalls of capitalism and goofy, upbeat we're-in-the-money clichés.

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Tom Shone

If a single performance could make a film, Gold would be, well, solid. McConaughey whoops and hollers and canters, delivering gimlet-eyed eulogies to the precious metal that has long bewitched him, but the film doesn't hold half the heat of his obsession.

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Javier Porta Fouz
La Nación (Argentina)

It has distinctive resources of other great American stories of ambition. When it manages to arm itself narratively, results better than expected. [Full review in Spanish]

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

You feel weirdly uninvolved, and ever more unsurprised by the lurches of fate.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Except for McConaughey's performance, there is little sense of urgency or adventurousness in the way the narrative plays out.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Playing a flabby, balding gold prospector, Matthew McConaughey tests his screen charisma to the limit

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Jacob Smith
Much like The Founder, Gold is a story about ambition, persistence, and the American Spirit. While it's not as good as The Founder was, McConoughey and… More
Philip Price
Kenny Wells is a mess and that is pretty evident from the moment he appears on screen hoping to charm the curls right out of Bryce Dallas Howard's eighties… More
Lane Zieben
Stephen Gaghan has worked mostly behind the scenes as a screenwriter in his early days when he first hit LA with "I Know What You Did Last Summer."… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
In the exact terms of movies, Gold is nowhere from being a golden movie. No, it's not even there from earning a bronze medal either. It's like so far… More
John C
You can have man breasts and a crappy comb over but still it is McConaughey playing himself in Gold . First section was so boring I feel asleep but woke up in… More
Ian Walker
Even though this is based upon a true story, given the story it is trying to tell, it could have been far more exciting. As it stands, the only redeeming… More