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Gold also known as “Arany,” “Auksas,” “Kuld,” “Ouro,” “Ouro e Cobiça,” “Zlato”

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Crime Adventure Thriller
Length:
2 hr. 1 min.
Year of Release:
2016
USA Release:
December 30, 2016 (limited)
January 27, 2017 (wide—2,166 theaters)
DVD: May 2, 2017
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Gold in the Bible

money in the Bible

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Featuring: Matthew McConaugheyKenny Wells
Bryce Dallas HowardKay
Toby KebbellJennings
Rachael Taylor
Edgar RamírezMichael Acosta
Bruce Greenwood
Corey Stoll … Brian Woolf
Bill Camp … Hollis Dresher
Craig T. Nelson
Michael Landes … Binkert
Stacy KeachClive Coleman
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Director: Stephen Gaghan—“Syriana” (2005)
Producer: Black Bear Pictures
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Distributor: Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “The film follows a rough-around-the-edges prospector who stumbles onto one of the largest gold mines in the world.

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.

Directed by Stephen Gaghan, the film stars Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramírez and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film is written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman. Teddy Schwarzman and Michael Nozik served as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey.”

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Negative—True story about an alcoholic, chain smoking, foul mouthed gold investor. The main character is so sleezy you want to go home and shower. Foul language and the use of the Lords name permeate the entire movie. Save your money, this is a slow, vulgar, painful watch.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Dennis, age 63 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…Matthew McConaughey glitters as a miner… McConaughey is so good he makes it work… [3/4]
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…it’s a deliriously entertaining ride, as a man with a dream drops his last quarter in the slot machine and goes home with the entire casino. …final scene is a huge miscalculation…
Peter Debruge, Variety
…Doesn’t hit the mother lode, despite an ace lead performance. …The actor’s intensity never flags. What’s missing from this story of struggle and glory and the need to believe is a fever to match his.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
…McConaughey glitters in otherwise dull film… Between tonal shifts and a weird toggling between comedy and drama, Gold never quite finds its feet. … [3½]
Liz Braun, Postmedia Network
…The story, loosely true, tendrils through big ideas about capitalist madness run amok. But “Gold” wastes McConaughey’s mania with unconvincing sentimentality. …[B-]
Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly
…the boyish enthusiasm and zany energy of McConaughy's Wells helps to keep things watchable… nothing about “Gold” ever resonates emotionally.
Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune
…Matthew Mcconaughey can't quite make “Gold” glitter…
Tom Shone, Newsweek
…a lackluster caper… the priciest ore is a bore in Matthew McConaughey misfire… Cursory research shows that there are only trace elements of what actually happened (the Bre-X case, as it is called). …[2/5]
Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian (UK)
…Kenny is so thinly drawn, he and his motivations are a mystery. …Turning McConaughey into a wreck through makeup and lighting is not an adequate substitute for character development. …[3/5]
Allen Salkin, New York Daily News
… the adventure drama connects the dots but fails to make a real connection with us. …the characters are nowhere near as interesting and engaging as they need to be… [2/4]
Bill Wine, CBS Philadelphia
…the script never quite fills out Kenny’s character enough to match the physical presence established by McConaughey. Neither does it solve the problem of how to give the complex story sufficient narrative thrust to keep an audience hooked. …
John Hazelton, ScreenDaily
…Stephen Gaghan's “Gold” finds no treasure of gleaming originality in its crushingly clichéd anti-capitalist parable… [1½/4]
Kenji Fujishima, Slant