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Garnet's Gold (2016)




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Twenty years ago Garnet Frost escaped London and headed into the desolate Scottish wilderness. Setting off without a map, disaster struck. Garnet found himself trapped between a mountain and the mysterious Loch Arkaig. Lost, cold and alone, he resigned himself to die. But Garnet didn't die. By sheer chance, he was saved by a lone fisherman. For the past two decades, Garnet has been haunted by a memento from his doomed trip. He believes an unusual wooden staff he found while waiting to die is actually a marker for one of history's most famous lost treasures--a spectacular fortune once owned by Bonnie Prince Charlie and lost since 1746. Now, two decades after the trip which almost killed him, Garnet is ready to return to the mysterious loch in his quest to find the gold. What Garnet finds up there, amidst the towering landscape, changes his life forever.


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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Approaching the story for the traditional trappings - narrative, action, even logic - is to ensure disappointment. But look to it for beauty and lyricism, and you may find a deeper satisfaction.

July 14, 2016 | Full Review…

The movie meanders (Perkins seems as distractingly lost as Frost), but it can stir real sympathy.

July 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Sometimes all a documentary needs is one strong, charismatic personality to keep things watchable: Garnet's Gold boasts two in the form of the middle-aged eponymous protagonist and his feisty octogenarian mother.

July 12, 2016 | Full Review…

A cinematically impressive documentary about a treasure-hunting oddball who is regrettably not fascinating enough to justify 90 minutes of film time.

July 13, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a suspicion that Perkins' beautiful and expressionistic camera masking the possibility that his subject is really just a bit of a windbag. Still, the tension between these two dynamics proves oddly compelling.

July 12, 2016 | Full Review…

You're likely to come away considering your own place in the landscape of life and with a new-found appreciation of those who dare to dream.

July 12, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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