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R| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
In the early 20th century, an emir (Antonio Banderas) and a sultan (Mark Strong) fight over rights to oil exploration in the Arabian Peninsula.

Cast: Tahar Rahim , Antonio Banderas , Mark Strong , Freida Pinto , Riz Ahmed , Liya Kebede , Corey Johnson , Akin Gazi

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Genres: Drama

Black Gold (2011)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011|2 hr. 10 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance. show more

  • Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping across the sands. show more

  • There's undoubtedly a good film to be made out of the scramble for oil in the Arabian desert in the 1920s – but this, for all its herculean efforts, is not it. show more

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