Gold

Gold

Blu-ray Disc - 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.

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Reading_Right
Oct 07, 2017

The one redeeming quality of this film, is that you can rest assured there is NO MOVIE ON EARTH MORE STUPID. (In all aspects.) And that really says a lot, coming out of Follywood...

Library_Jill Oct 03, 2017

An interesting adventure story about a recently-divorced man and woman who join forces with a yacht-owner and his famously irresponsible daughter to find a treasure lost at sea. The actors did a good job of portraying the sometimes-quirky characters, and the story kept my interest, even as I was unable to pin down whether I thought it was an adventure movie, a comedy, a romance, or--most-likely--some combination of all of them.

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Mitzi352
Oct 03, 2017

Fast moving and kept my interest throughout. Always wondering what’s going to happen next. Not a predictable moment in the whole movie.

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BridgettM
Sep 25, 2017

You may have easily missed this recent drama starring Matthew McConaughey. The film was inspired by a true story, and I thought it was pretty interesting. I enjoyed seeing the movie once, but it's unlikely I will watch it again. Gold is rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.

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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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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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