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"Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia"--From
Copyright Date: ♭2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Or [DVD]


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Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

Jan 28, 2019

A decent movie that begs the question "just how valid is the stock market that we call the American Casino?" - spoiler alert - nice guys finish last and bad guys get the girl -

Sep 18, 2018

This mysterious drama film stars an all-star cast, which allowed the movie to flourish and draw people in. However, it also lacked in many elements. The movie is about a man who is desperate for cash, and decides to seek the help of a geologist so that they can mine for gold and then sell in on Wall Street. Per usual, Matthew McConaughey had a wonderful performance that embodied his character and brought charm, wit, and rawness to the film. Where the movie lacked was in its ability to tell a story, and make you care about what happens next without being able to predict the ending. I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars for having powerful characters, and would recommend it to those who like rags to riches tales.
@The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jul 29, 2018

I call it garbage! This story is meant to be based on Bre-X, no that's not the Brexit thing going on. If you want the real story look it was perpetrated in Edmonton AB. This movie was actually nothing like what happened....the real story was way more interesting then this. I'm guessing it has to do with US movie makers reworking the reality if it isn't all about the US. Just like they did with ARGO a while back.

BookReviewer2015 May 31, 2018

A pretty interesting movie. All that glitters is not gold, especially in the murky world of gold speculating.

May 22, 2018

A very good movie showcasing Matt Mc as the titular character at the center of a get rich scheme gone wrong.

May 20, 2018

Well worth a watch, and not just for Matthew McConaughey's excellent performance, but for a well written, well paced film. Gold mining is a gritty, dirty, greedy and underhanded business and this film delivers on all those fronts, in buckets. A tip of the hat to the writers!

Apr 26, 2018

Average movie nothing great!

Apr 23, 2018

GOLD is a fun ride, carried well by the strong acting arms of Matthew McConaughey. Like the character he plays, McConaughey compels you to come along for a great ride. I enjoyed Kenny Wells' dogged determination for what he believed in, and although he acted stupidly at times, I was still entertained by his persona as he rose and fell through a tumultuous time.

I always appreciate those poignant moments, so I love the imagery of his determination and his tattoo of a "bird with no feet" and how he embodied that in his life.

Directed by Stephen Gaghan, who directed the much better SYRIANA, I enjoyed GOLD. It's not a home run. McConaughey, as he did in THE SEA OF TREES, attempts to accentuate his vulnerability, and the performance ends up being a little "in between," as are parts of the script. But there's an interesting intersection here between good old fashioned gold fever and Wall Street high finance. The narrative chugs along and Edgar Ramirez (who played Roberto Duran in HANDS OF STONE) is good.

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May 30, 2017

***Spoiler Alert***

The man that invented the hamburger was smart, Mike. The man who invented the cheeseburger, now, that's the genius. Don't ask where the meat came from. Hmm? Have you ever read Christopher Columbus' journals?
-Of course not.
In his petition to the queen of Spain, he promised the conversion to her holy faith of a great number of peoples. And he went on and mentioned God 26 times. Gold, on the other hand, he mentioned 114 times.
-Smart dago. I've been wanting to ask you something, Wells.
Fire away, Mike.
-What's the meaning of the tattoo on your arm?
Oh, it's a bird. It's from a poem I read when I was a kid. Bird with no feet... sleeps in the wind.
God, we work hard in this business. Sometimes for nothing. I wake up every morning. I tell myself, "I don't have to do this. I get to do this." And then it's just blue skies. Blue skies, baby.

May 30, 2017

We're mapping the underlying geology. The cores are cut into sections, and then crushed. They are then bagged and sealed. This cage is guarded 24/7. Under guard, the samples are sent down river to independent labs in Kalimantan. If a seal is broken or damaged in any way, the lab, by law, has to discard the entire sample. Every safeguard has been put in place to assure the security of the process.
You went looking for bauxite, and you found copper. I went looking for gold and... found a friend. That is the single hokiest thing I've ever heard in my life.
Back then, if you wanted to put a hole in the ground in Indonesia, you wanted Mike Acosta telling you where to dig. He's what they called a River Walker. Yeah, a real hands-on geologist. The real deal. Oxford College, MIT. His mom was Venezuelan. His dad was English.

May 30, 2017

We weren't fooled. We just didn't look.
What is a prospector? It's someone who believes... it's out there. Who wakes up every morning, again and again, again and again... believing it's out there. And then it's not. Right? It's not. Mm-hmm. - Mm-hmm. And he's standing on the edge of the desert, staring a... new day's sunrise right in the eye, and... and he hears that little voice, a little voice that says... "Go ahead. Keep walking." And the sun gets higher and higher, and it's shining down on him, and he's really hot, and he doesn't have any water to drink, and everybody that came with him wants to turn back, and eventually, they do turn back, and there he is. And he's all alone. With the belief... that it's out there, man. It's out there. That's a prospector.

May 30, 2017

All right, let's talk about the truth. The only truth here is, when everybody's getting rich, nobody gives a shit about the truth. Come the fxck on. All anyone had to do was look, open their eyes. Man, the- (intentionally blanked for spoilers)- There were red flags everywhere. Why did no one look? 'Cause no one wanted to fxcking know. We all wanted to believe. Me, you, fxcking everybody. Why? Because we were all making so much fxcking money, man. That's the truth. That's been going on for fxcking centuries!
Now, if you'll take a second look at the geo, you will see what I see. And that's money.
-Not our money.
So one or maybe both of them, two outsiders, took everybody on Wall Street for a ride?

Sunnchilde Aug 30, 2011

"Why? You're a liar." "Well, this is such an inappropriate time to dwell on that."


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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: Many scenes of fighting, some more serious than others.

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Coarse Language: Minor

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