Lists: Film Quest 2017, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1590 (Rank from 2016: # 78)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 80%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine70 - Gold is Wolf of Wall Street meets American Hustle with a little bit of McConaughery's own 2008 movie Fool's Gold mixed in. It's not brilliant, but it's engaging, especially in telling the story from the vantage point of a character like Kenny Wells. I'm also a sucker for movies about friendship, betrayal and loyalty.
(full review)
Rewatch: 4
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Keith Noakes65(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Matthew McConaughey (Kenny Wells)
  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Kay)
  • Edgar Ramírez (Michael Acosta)
  • Timothy Simons (Jackson)
  • Michael Landes (Binkert)
  • Stacy Keach (Clive Coleman)
  • Rachael Taylor ()
  • Bruce Greenwood ()
  • Corey Stoll (Brian Woolf)
  • Toby Kebbell (Jennings)
  • Macon Blair (Connie Wright)
  • Bill Camp (Hollis Dresher)
  • Lora Martinez-Cunningham (Donna)
  • Frank Wood (Scottie Nevins)
  • William Sterchi (Walt Kealer)
  • Adam LeFevre (Bobby Burns)
  • Dylan Kenin (Levine)
  • Joshua Harto (Lloyd Stanton)
  • Matthew Page (Hart Hubbard)
  • Jackamoe Buzzell (Carl)
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit (Minister of Mining)
  • Kristen Rakes (Carissa)
  • Danny Winn (Investor)
  • Ben Whitehair (Banks)
  • Stafford Douglas (Henry Andrews)
  • Catherine Haun (Angry Investor)
  • John Pirkis (Lewis Horne)
  • Richard Beal (Investor / Broker)
  • Hank Rogerson (Finance Show Host)
  • Jacob Browne (FBI Agent)
  • John Wojda (Cranepool)
  • Bob Jesser (Investor)
  • Bhavesh Patel (Owens)
  • Julian Wondolowski (Bar Patron)
  • Marybeth Massett (Rachels Friend)
  • Joe Girard (Board Room Member)
  • Cheo Tapia (Bar Patron)
  • Joanne Camp (Bev)
  • Karan Choudhary (Bar Patron)
  • Lionel Archuleta (Luis Bungalon)
  • Craig T. Nelson (Kenny Wells)
  • Patrick Massett (Director)