Gold

Action & Adventure β€’ R β€’ Directed by: Stephen Gaghan β€’ 120 minutes

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner 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 amazing 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.

Other films by Stephen Gaghan

Viewer reviews

I know why the ratings are low
★★★★★
These days, there are TV shows that have feature film direction production quality. Unfortunately there are also films with TV direction and production quality. This is one of them. It starts from a hyped up "strike it rich!" story line and never convinces us that it's anything more than commodity. It's too bad because it could have been great. Lazy camera work, mediocre sensationalist writing, no direction to speak of and schizophrenic editing, topped off with a distracting and amateur soundtrack, and McConaughey's outstanding performance gets lost in the mess. Too bad. — robogobo

Solid movie
★★★★★
Great story and acting from Matthew. Highly recommend. — Charlotte2423

Entertaining
★★★★
Based on a true story with some artistic liberties that deviate from what really happened. I found it entertaining. Great acting. — Meggie Gray Andersen

I'm not impress or entertained.
★★★★★
All the hype of a high school pep rally, but not as entertaining. — female69

alcohol and gold don't mix
★★★★★
The make-up team did a good job with McConaughey's face and he added the appropriate body weight and gestures, but overall I found the movie dull. Rags to riches to rags to riches, all the while thrashing about in a drunken stupor, I had no sympathy for "Kenny" and was only mildly interested in the story. — papababoo

Great Movie
★★★★★
Typical Mathew McConaughey amazing acting. The movie is slow-paced, but it has a great story from beginning to right at the end. Well directed. Worth watching. — .TomCruise.

Boring
★★★★
This movie is boring, regardless of whether you know the real story or not, this movie is boring. Matthew McConaughey pretty much mumbled his way throughout the movie, I had such a difficult time understanding most of the words that were coming out of his mouth that I almost turned on subtitles. Corey Stoll was a breath of fresh air, even though he had ony a few scenes in this movie. Lucky for me, I was able to rent it for the "movie of the week" promotional price of $0.99, so not a big loss. Word of advice...don't waste your money and the two hours on this! — Golden skies

Eh
★★★★
Its alright. Enjoyed it — kirklands5

Poorly written
★★★★★
2 1/2 stars. I thought the movie was ok, not good and not terrble. Poorly written. Would I watch it again? No. — Rambo8649

A mess
★★★★★
McCaughey can't save it, and swallows half his lines. Directing is pedestrian. The fault lies in the writing. — K. T. Barrow

Wall Street Meets Fools Gold
★★★★★
Meh... — Roughridersv

F word used absolutely too much
★★★★★
most profaned movie, got in the way. don't like the end. — Desert-rose007

πŸ‘πŸ»
★★★★★
for people like me, who love "based on true story" films; this is great. — holyfoxStuggi0711

GREAT Movie
★★★★★
I love any movie that has to do with a success story and business. If you want an action packed shoot em up or movie about the latest tech gadget, this isn't it. This movie does however move emotions with some amazing twists and turns. It will inspire you to not give up and by keeping faith and your dreams alive, anything is possible. — TheSalonGuy

GREAT MOVIE & McConaughey acting is BOSS OF HOLLYWOOD
★★★★★
I don't personally remember the real Kenny Wells, but Matthew McConaughey in my opinion is by far Hollywoods top actors in his generation!! This Movie was good, i understand the business sides of it, since I deal with Texas gold.. Been raised owning businesses of all types ALL in the oil & gas industry, but there were a few things i didn't understand in the movie, either because I need to read the real story, or Hollywood had there hands in that, maybe a mixture of both. Still a solid film. I know from 1993's Daze & Confused thru his RomComs he was still a top actor But since 2005, there has been 11 movies I've enjoyed enough to buy them. He continues raising that bar extremely high for other actors to want to step up, and perform in his level!! He's should have won more awards then he has, but I guess those are won by the public political liberal actors!! Two thumbs up πŸ‘πŸ‘ to my fellow Texan!! — lonelysoul82

Good Movie
★★★★
Good Story , Good Plot , Good Acting . Pleasantly surprised AND pleased with this movie . All I can say is,,,,,,,,,,Your 2 hours are much better spent watching GOLD , then they would be watching La La Land . I'M NOT JOKING!! — MrItunesIsHere

Don't believe the low ratings
★★★★★
This fill is really entertaining. I purchased it after renting it if that tells you anything. — Guy who purchased this

Bre-X
★★★★
If people knew the real story this movie was based off they'd probably find it to be a good movie. It's one of those movies that sounds to fake. But when you know the real story it's a much better movie. Just look up Bre-X gold mine — Pdxglide

Gold
★★★★
Movie stinks. Period. — MaddySydney7

Great Performances
★★★★★
From a gold strike in Indonesia to Wall Street IPO. Interesting story with some great acting. — TROPICALWIFI

Dull...
★★★★★
Unnecessarily long, dull, boring, would've been way shorter, but unfortunately... it's not. The only good thing was the cast and the performances. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend this watch. — Love_this_show

An acquired taste
★★★★
It's hard to put this movie into words. On one hand it feels like a modern-day fairy tale, sort of an adult version of the underrated 90s classic A Simple Twist of Fate, in which Steve Martin's character, a recluse whose only company is his collection of gold coins, wakes up to find his gold stolen and inexplicably replaced with a young orphan. The movie Gold is similarly concerned with the eternal tension between love and the ways we try to fill the void in its absence, and McConaughey plays his prodigal son role to perfection, so much so that it's hard not to get emotional when he finally reconnects with his human side. On the other hand, the movie assumes a certain amount of knowledge about business and finance, which is not in itself a bad thing, but having to frequently pause the movie to look up financial concepts (what qualifies a company to be listed on a major stock exchange? what's the difference between a land lease and a land permit? etc.) took me out of the moment more often than I would have liked. Of course, what this really means is that Gold, like most of Stephen Gaghan's films, is meant to challenge you just as much as it's meant to entertain you. — Mammoth Lakes, CA

Terrible
★★★★
I remember seeing this in theaters because the Founder was almost sold out and I didn't feel like sitting in the front of the theater. Should have just sat in the front because Gold is horrendous. It may have great actors, but it is very difficult to get into the story. — skaterryan