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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Compelling but uneven treasure-hunt tale has drinking, sex.

Movie R 2017 121 minutes
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It's a hair too long; but it's interesting the way governments, wall street, banks and the true risk takers operate. Each one trying to screw over the other and then it's amusing who gets taken and who really wins. I have never seen Matthew McConaughey look this way physically. Going bald, overweight with a beer pot belly. The acting and direction are good and the storyline good as well. https://netflixmov.com/gold-2017-movie-online-25308.html

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McConaughey is virtually unrecognizable as a desperate, balding gold prospector in this uneven drama that's interesting but not as good as it should have been, considering the cast. The movie succeeds in making the gold industry seem sexy, dangerous, and mysterious, but the compelling premise drags in some places and races by in others. The supporting cast is full of fine actors, including Bryce Dallas Howard as Kenny's long-suffering girlfriend, Kaylene; Corey Stoll as a Wall Street banker; and Adam LeFevre as Kenny's loyal employee.

Director Stephen Gaghan is a capable filmmaker, but he doesn't quite seem to know how to tell a story that could've been as memorable as The Wolf of Wall Street but falls short. The story all comes together in the final 20 minutes, but there are many ups and downs along the way to a climax that's just not thrilling enough to make up for the inconsistent tone. While it's clearly an ambitious project, Gold is a bit of a disappointment. Still, ultimately, it's worth watching.

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