Gold Reviews

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March 26, 2020
[Matthew McConaughey's] scenes in the jungle with dashing geologist Edgar Ramírez are much duller than those in the movie's latter half.
March 3, 2017
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.
February 3, 2017
It's a good story and Gaghan tackles it with his usual flair for international intrigue and political chicanery.
February 3, 2017
A film with serious acting, a true-story premise and nothing by way of charm, intrigue, dramatic tension, sympathetic characters or basic narrative momentum.
February 3, 2017
Deluded-yet-indomitable, Kenny is just too familiar a figure and the absurdly upbeat twist ending is the final insult.
February 3, 2017
It's a boilerplate American Dream story for sure, but at least its one where you don't actively wish the central character died in a chip pan fire. Which is something.
February 2, 2017
McConaughey has zero bromantic chemistry with his co-star, Edgar Ramrez, who phones in a dull, blank performance.
January 30, 2017
Torn between hard-hitting satire on the pitfalls of capitalism and goofy, upbeat we're-in-the-money clichs.
January 30, 2017
You feel weirdly uninvolved, and ever more unsurprised by the lurches of fate.
January 27, 2017
The movie is a mess, but it's also an oddly amoral mess.
January 27, 2017
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.
January 27, 2017
Except for McConaughey's performance, there is little sense of urgency or adventurousness in the way the narrative plays out.
January 27, 2017
It's hard to call this ode to the common businessman a success, but it's just a little bit harder to call it a failure.
January 27, 2017
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.
January 27, 2017
Not even all of McConaughey's substantial powers can overcome director Stephen Gaghan's lacklustre vision or the screenwriters' muddy narrative.
January 26, 2017
McConaughey does everything he can to make it shine, but the mine is empty.
January 26, 2017
"Gold" mostly works. It's just a few ounces shy of solid entertainment.
January 26, 2017
Gold is more of a bronze.
January 26, 2017
Gold often can't seem to make up its mind to be disgusted and embarrassed by its hero's naked greed and the seeming moral vacuum at his heart, or get swept up in his adrenaline rush.
January 26, 2017
The intense charisma of McConaughey is nearly enough to keep Gold from sinking. But the film keeps restyling itself in progressively absurd shifts.
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