Gold

Gold

DVD - 2017
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Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.
Publisher: [United States] :, Anchor Bay,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
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hecto
Sep 14, 2017

A firmer directorial hand could have made this into a good film. But as it stands, McConaughey is allowed to run loose for eons of screen time as a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, larger-than-life mining promoter and lovable rogue. This act wears pretty thin after its upteenth iteration in scene after scene. By letting this bizarre 'character development' overshadow the plot (which is a genuinely intriguing story), the director has delivered just an overlong missed opportunity.

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matcat44
Sep 12, 2017

Couldn't get into this movie at all, so quit after a boring half hour.

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rameshn116
Sep 06, 2017

Based on a true story that happened in the 90s in Canada, though I suspect that the screen writer took some liberties with the original story .

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 03, 2017

Matthew McConaughey's acting range is the highlight of this film. I suspect that if he gets the right material he will be winning another Oscar.

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samjenks
Aug 29, 2017

great twist at the end.

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gailjackman
Aug 22, 2017

This was a really different type of Matthew McConaughey that I've never seen on the screen before. He had a booze-gut, balding and bad teeth. Movie was based on true facts and it was extremely interesting to see how things were played out in the 1980's. I recommend seeing this movie.

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Dave99_0
Aug 13, 2017

"Gold" is very loosely based on the Bre-X Minerals fraud, the largest stock swindle in history. It is astounding that the Canadian legal system could not prove what everyone else knew. The perfect swindle or incompetence? IMHO, I would rate "Gold" at 4.0 stars.

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cbx4evr
Jul 30, 2017

I'm no fan of Matthew McConaughey and I should have just went with that and skipped this altogether. Terrible movie. Most of the time you can't even hear the dialog with all the other background noise added. Using captions wasn't even an option. Guess the caption guy didn't understand it either. I lasted 30 minutes and gave up on it. Would like to get my 30 minutes back. You owe me Matthew McConaughey!!!

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LauraSteinert
Jul 24, 2017

I guess you like Matthew or you don't. I don't so I should have skipped this movie. Maybe you should, too.

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BlueHippo
Jul 24, 2017

Interesting story. Had never heard about this before.

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jimg2000
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.
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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.

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
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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.

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jimg2000
May 30, 2017

We weren't fooled. We just didn't look.
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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.

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jimg2000
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!
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Now, if you'll take a second look at the geo, you will see what I see. And that's money.
-Not our money.
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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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nadian Dec 01, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

nadian Dec 01, 2008

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

nadian Dec 01, 2008

Coarse Language: Minor

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