Gold – review

Set during the 1980 Matthew McConaughey is a small time prospector with a dream. He may be broke but when he meets geologist with equally big dreams and lack of funds they find a gold mine and start digging, their dreams start to become real and everybody wants a slice of the action.

Gold is a fine and enjoyable movie, thanks in large part to McConaugheys performance, balding, bad teeth, tubby and spending a fair amount of time in his white underpants but his charm and charisma still shines through. He really commits to the performance, although in terms of McConaissance, this is a Lincoln Lawyer movie – solid and enjoyable but not adding anything new to the genre.

Gold is very much a tale of the American Dream, the rises and fall of the working man and the dangers of Wall Street money men. It is watchable but pretty lightweight fare.