'Gold' does have a few moments where I checked the clock or questioned the purpose of the scene but in the end it is a shining piece of cinemas. The movie has so many black comic moments brought to you by the comic nature of McConaughey against the dry uncomfortable Acosta (Édgar Ramírez). It has that sense of sheer luck about it, where you put your last $5 on the poker table and end up winning a million.
Wells inherits his father's mining company, and destroys it faster than a stock market crash. After this is left to drink away his sorrows at his girlfriend Kay's (Bryce Dallas Howard) house, he dreams of Indonesia once night. Kay brings a loving to the movie, she is the rejected carer of a dreamer. And so, with thoughts of the Indonesian jungle, Wells turns to a geologist, Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez), to help him find the true locations that feeds into a river known for its irregular supply of gold. Acosta drops into the movie like the interesting strong silent type that we never fully become friends with. We don't know him well enough to pass judgement and yet we like him.