Easy Gold (2021) movie review: The slap did not stick

Easy Gold (2021) Movie Synopsis: Two criminals steal a car to sell on the black market, only to later find out that the owner had gold worth $300,000 hidden within. They came up with a plan to track down the unsuspecting new owner of the vehicle and retrieve the gold.

The Cast

  • Blossom Chukwujekwu
  • Emem Ufot
  • Rosy Meurer
  • Esther Biade
  • Kite Ika
  • Sidney Prest
  • Tope Olowoniyan

The Crew

Dominic Aikabeli – Director

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The Review

Easy Gold was designed to be a slapstick comedy, but the storyline did not slap, neither did the comedy stick.  I struggled to find any real laughter. Apart from Blossom’s acting, the rest of the cast was unreal.

The movie plot was all over the place; the supposed twists beggared belief. We all know comedies ask you to suspend some measure of belief in order to enjoy the humour, but this movie was too unrealistic and I could not relate with it.

No matter how funny a comedy is, it would have some serious scenes to tie the story together and pull at your heart strings, and give you some break from the continual laughter. This movie failed woefully even in this aspect.  The serious scenes were unbelievable, and the acting in those scenes seemed like the actors were in a high school play.

Continuity was a major issue. No real attention was paid to ensure that one scene ties properly with a previous scene. The resolution of the conflict left me wanting to ask for a refund of not just my ticket, but also of the time I spent watching the movie.

The movie had no redeeming quality. Not even the costume or cinematography made up for the poor storyline and acting.

When the lights came on at the end of the movie, we got some real laughter: a number of people were fast asleep. Someone voiced out the sentiment that we deserved a refund of our ticket fees. Clearly, I wasn’t alone.

NollyRated Score: Poor Movie (1/5)

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  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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1 thought on “Easy Gold (2021) movie review: The slap did not stick”

  1. “The slap did not stick” was funny. Was it supposed to be a slapstick comedy though? Curious to know.

    Having said that, the sad reality is that in 2021 many movies are still not up to par and more attention seems to be paid to casting than actually delivery.

    And that’s where they even pay attention to it at all as sometimes, both end up being horrible.

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