Release Date: January 27, 2017
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard
Plot: Based on the true story of a down-on-his-luck prospector and a geologist trying to find the mother lode in Indonesia
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
You may have heard rumblings about Matthew McConaughey gaining nearly 50 pounds for one of his roles. This is the film. The way he transforms himself into a nearly-destitute, yet highly-motivated, sleazeball salesman is truly fascinating to watch. His performance was almost award-worthy, and in a year that didn't have so many incredible films released, he may have been up for several awards.
This film is full of incredible twists and surprises that make it seem almost unbelievable. But then, when you remember that this is based on a true story, it is mind-blowing that anyone on earth would have the guts and the lack of ethics to do what he did.
This isn't a high-paced action flick that is going to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is however, a compelling story that draws you in and keeps you engaged for the entire film.
If you are looking to watch something that is slightly off the beaten path, but is still highly satisfying, you should give GOLD a shot.