You won't be disappointed!
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
This is one of those movies which i can see where its coming from. This has been a script which is laying around for quite some time with christian bale passing it on...so what we have here is a movie in the hands of a subpar director..script which became irrelevant as soon as the wolf of wallstreet broke out..because for you to experience the obsession a man has to be rich you need to really see decadence on screen. If you dont see it you dont believe it. Thats what happens with this movie.This is set in a very un-glamorous part of US and that makes for a really draining experience.You cant make a movie about decadence and film part of it in Indonesia...once you go into jungle the feel of the movie changes and you cant really merge stock market and jungle settings together.This is what wolf of wallstreet would have been had Dicaprio not hired Scorsese to direct. It makes me appreciate Scorsese more.I am Wolf of wallstreet hater but it atleast got the appeal to excess right.Mcconaughey has to be much more wiser in picking scripts...Concept of the movie is nothing without a great script and competant director.
This film had a big buzz going round it and I have now seen it and I have to be honest it was okay but quite underwhelming. The premise of the film sees a businessman get a last chance to find gold with an eccentric searcher. Now Matthew mcconaughey plays the lead in this film and he owns the screen, there is a clear physical transformation and it helps give him this presence on screen. He commits to this role and gives a great charismatic performance. Edgar ramirez plays his business partner in this film and his usual quite stoic performance works here as there dynamic does really work. Corey stoll also has a good role in the film providing some entertaining scenes. Bruce Dallas Howard plays mcconaughey's romance in the film and I just didn't find there relationship to be very interesting and really didn't need it in the film. Toby kebbell also has a really small role in the film and he was completely underutilised in this film. The first half of the film has an interesting story to it as you see these guys trying to build there project up and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I find the last act to be convoluted and all over the place so much that I lost interest in what was going on. The script has some humour in it that does work mixed with a bit of good drama. But there is also too much exposition that I still didn't understand and made the film overly Complex. The style of the film has some good scenes in it especially early when showing how the gold harvesting works. Though there really isn't anything really unique in the film and it does feel pretty run of the mill stuff. Overall this film is an okay but overall forgettable experience.
The synopsis of this film couldn't be more misleading. This is NOT 'a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia', like the synopsis suggests. It's more like an office drama set in the big city, with only sporadic scenes of actual gold hunting. It has completely the wrong focus and is told in a way that the viewer can't help but feel detached from everything that's happening on screen.Part of the problem is that this film is supposed to be based on a true story, yet the whole thing feels like pretentious Hollywood crap. It's dull and emotionless. The entertainment in this film is restricted to only a few scenes, while the rest of the film is just extended scenes of dialogue, which the audience couldn't care less about. Speaking of the dialogue, a lot of scenes at the start are mumbled and difficult to understand, which only added to my dissatisfaction.
Once again Matthew McConaughey is playing a superb role as gold-digger Kenny Wells, who travels to Indonesia to persuade a geologist to look for gold with him. After a lot of trouble and malaria they apparently succeed. Off course than the big guys want a piece of the action and some scheming is going on. Finally it turns out that it is all a big fraud which has been set up by the geologist. Wells is questioned by the FBI but they believe he is innocent. The final scene is just brilliant. I saw this movie at home but it is one of the best movies I have seen in a few months. A lot of the blockbuster-movies like the Mummy etc are a piece of crap compared to Gold. Gold is absolutely worth your time. I rate it an 8,5 but for IMDb.com have to make that an 8 but it is a real big fat eight!