Directed by Stephen Gaghan ("Syriana"), the drama "Gold" tells the story of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), an unlucky businessman who teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to find gold deep in the uncharted jungles of Borneo, Indonesia. Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Macon Blair, Stacy Keach, Rachael Taylor and Bruce Greenwood co-star.
The film is loosely based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, which involved a massive gold deposit being discovered in an Indonesian jungle. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, but that's about it. It was an awards hopeful, as indicated by the December 25th limited release, which was set to qualify for awards, but as the film received mostly mixed reviews, it was a long shot.
McConaughey was universally praised for his performance, but everything else left critics indifferent. It was also a box-office flop as it only grossed $3.4 million from 2,166 theaters when it expanded nationwide on January 27th.
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