Watch full gold 2016 movie online. Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
Gold is, very loosely, Inspired by the events of the Bre-X mining scandal in the early 90’s. Bre-X went from a mere penny stock to making billions in the capital markets, after owner David Walsh and geologist John Felderhof ostensibly made the gold discovery of the decade in Indonesia. Instead it was, in reality, the fraud of the decade.
Gold tells the story of Kenny Wells, yet another man who dares to dream the American dream. After the death of his father, the owner of Washoe Mining, Kenny’s life and the company hits rock bottom. As deals fall through, Kenny seeks out geologist Mike Acosta – the ‘river walker’. Drowning in desperation to put Washoe Mining back on the map and with a single dime to his name, Kenny puts all of his faith into a plot of land in Indonesia.
While Gold isn’t a film destined to become a timeless classic, McConaughey’s performance is engaging and charismatic enough to maintain your interest. There is no denying the amount of effort and commitment McConaughey has put into this role; when they say he was on a diet of cheeseburgers and beer for four months, that is beyond evident. Particularly when our balding, pot-bellied, protagonist sports a certain pair of y-fronts once too often… He is almost unrecognisable, if not for his Texan drawl, and the personal connection McConaughey developed with Kenny’s character shines through in his performance. Gold has a great deal of heart, however you don’t find yourself necessarily rooting for Kenny, nor do you develop an emotional connection with him. Conversely, he is far from dull and whether you empathise at all with Kenny or not you are drawn in by his sheer gall, gumption, and outrageous behaviour.