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.

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Michael Acosta (as Edgar Ramirez)
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Brian Woolf
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Paul Jennings
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Hollis Drescher
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Lloyd Stanton
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Scottie Nevins
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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.

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Based on a too good to be true story. See more »


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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,471,316 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$7,015,053 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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It's Edgar Ramírez and Toby Kebbell's third movie together. They were previously cast-mates in Wrath of the Titans (2012) and The Counselor (2013). See more »

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When Paul Jennings is shown arriving in Reno to investigate Washoe Mining, he has a big zit on the front right side of his neck. In scenes depicting various pieces of the investigation and interrogation of Wells, which are to have occurred hours later, the blemish is gone. See more »

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Kenny Wells: The guy who invented the hamburger was smart. But the guy who invented the cheeseburger... Genius.
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Tommy's Supper Club
Written by Richard J. Freitas (as Richard Freitas) and Gerri Brioso
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An inconsistent film
11 February 2017 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

'Gold' has very uneven tone about it. There are periods that are bordering on cringe-worthy, some dialogue that is bland and uninspired, and some pretentious moments where the film acts as if it's Best Picture worthy at the Academy Awards. Conversely, there are some very good scenes at times, and an ending that certainly gives the film a lot more weight. There were two writers for this film and it almost feels like one would write one scene while the other would write another section of the movie altogether, both with varying degrees of quality.

This was an interesting role for Matthew McConaughey. We know he's tried to achieve a make-over of his career, and has done a very good job of it. Gone are the days where he was simply showing up to be the charming guy in a lifeless script and collect a paycheck. Still here, I didn't think he was quite at his best. To be fair some of the dialogue he had to deliver was pretty terribly written and would have been difficult for anyone to pull off. Even still, his performance just felt a little off to me.

It's hard to judge an inconsistent film. Overall I'd say it leans more towards being a badly made film than a good one. There was a story to be told here (it's based on a true story), but I just think the way they structured it left a little to be desired. An enjoyable and clever ending does boost it up a bit in quality, but it's still not enough to entirely save it.


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