Fool's Gold

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  • Summary: Ben "Finn" Finnegan is an affable, modern-day treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen's Dowry--40 chests of priceless treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess. Just as Tess hasBen "Finn" Finnegan is an affable, modern-day treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen's Dowry--40 chests of priceless treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess. Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. Much to Tess' consternation, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel's yacht and, using his roguish charm, convinces the tycoon and his celebutante daughter, Gemma, to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish riches. Even Tess can't resist the lure of finally uncovering the treasure that had eluded them for so long. But they are not the only ones after the prize. Finn's one-time mentor, Moe Fitch, and a ruthless local gangster named Bigg Bunny are intent on beating Finn to the trove. Let the treasure hunt begin. (Warner Bros.) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 18 out of 29
  1. Engaging though flimsy, lively though occasionally tone-deaf, it's a movie that thrives on the strength of its affable co-stars and a sense of adventure that provides just enough brio to get audiences through some energy-sapping rough spots.
  2. Just how long will it be before Matthew McConaughey finally fulfills his destiny by dropping out of Hollywood and opening a chain of nudist colonies? His heart clearly isn't in acting right now, so when it was time to make Fool's Gold, he asked his abs to do the job for him.
  3. 50
    A movie that keeps reminding you of its antecedents, all the way back to 1984 and the comic adventure “Romancing the Stone.”
  4. No doubt conceived as an underwater version of "National Treasure," Andy Tennant's film plays like a Three Stooges movie with scuba gear.
  5. It's a big, cheesy, familiar bore. With its garland of set pieces featuring Matthew McConaughey in mortal danger strung together by beach-groovy musical hooks, Fool's Gold feels at times like a third-rate Bond movie set to a Jimmy Buffett album.
  6. Kate Hudson is as blah and dazed as her costar is cloyingly enthused. If it's possible to have too even a tan, Hudson in Fool's Gold would be the poster child for it.
  7. 0
    It's early in the year, but I defy any 2008 comedy to be as stupid, slack and sexless as Fool's Gold. And I'm counting Paris Hilton's appalling "The Hottie and the Nottie," which is marginally better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 31
  2. Negative: 20 out of 31
  1. AndrewS.
    Mar 18, 2008
    10
    Personally i thought the movie was funny and great but i am not saying that there are better movies out there because there are amazing Personally i thought the movie was funny and great but i am not saying that there are better movies out there because there are amazing movies out there such as Saving Private Ryan or Cast Away or I Am Legend. This movie deserves a straight 9-10 Expand
  2. Anon.....
    Apr 20, 2008
    9
    Yeah so you don't have to think...at all. But for people who liked How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, then this really was a good film. Ok, Yeah so you don't have to think...at all. But for people who liked How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, then this really was a good film. Ok, so not good, but its an easy watch..predictable..but fun. Its a good chick flick. And Matthew McConaughey is hot..so its all good..right?! Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    6
    Good comedy with a little action. Highly recommended to pass the time. Good actors and laughter guaranteed.
  4. JeffB.
    Feb 7, 2008
    1
    From the first five minutes it was clear how bad the rest of the movie was going to be. The writing was poor, the plot predictable and acting From the first five minutes it was clear how bad the rest of the movie was going to be. The writing was poor, the plot predictable and acting ok. Hudson's tan looked a little awkward too...It just amazes me how these movies ever get made. I wouldn't waste my money on this movie. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Feb 7, 2008
    0
    I liked this movie a lot more when it was called How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
  6. AnjoiD.
    Feb 15, 2008
    0
    "Fool's Gold" - The title refers only to the writers and producers. Those fools are going to get their own gold by scamming all the "Fool's Gold" - The title refers only to the writers and producers. Those fools are going to get their own gold by scamming all the suckers who paid money to watch this terrible terrible movie. Don't even rent. Instead, download it, use the disc as a coaster. Expand
  7. Anonymous
    Sep 3, 2008
    0
    They have the potential to be good actors but Matt and Kate have clearly become those type of douchebag actors who now rely on theor looks, They have the potential to be good actors but Matt and Kate have clearly become those type of douchebag actors who now rely on theor looks, need I mention their other really really bad romantic comedies they have ever made? Expand

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