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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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  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. Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    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: 10 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 20 out of 30
  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. RickJ.
    Jul 5, 2008
    6
    Better than I expected. Funny, though it could have been better.
  4. Feb 22, 2015
    1
    I liked how mconahay does the look down at something and even though you cant really see him you know it him....but i don't like little tricksI liked how mconahay does the look down at something and even though you cant really see him you know it him....but i don't like little tricks where its almost like the thing he just found on an immediate second look isn't actually what hes been looking for....I also don't believe hes that happy about it....next is kate hudson managing to look in a mirror and be shallow without me actually getting pissed which is probably the best scene in the movie im guessing....next mconahay shoots a man in the foot and is under water for an interesting second...almost threw up watching two retarded gay guys...not sure what they're doing in here....i guess it is beautifully enough shot to be all doctored up for blue rays of which i've only scene harry potter....its fine to get divorced by yourself....mconahay seems to actually be able to make somethings funny...he gets hit in the head from the trailer is good....Sutherland plays a weird father to an uninterested stuck up girl..."try to keep it under 50 thousand you impossible girl all you have to be is asstastic so this whole seen doesn't seem out of place....But one could say that most female actresses other than Michele Phiefer, Trinity, and robin wright are attractive....I can't think of more.....its like they almost want us to notice that the daughter is being particularly rude, they hold the camera on her long enough for that thought to register in my opinion....the camera gets all excited around her ass of course...hence my username....still it is boring dialogue so why not this movie as well...Anyway, .who says bimbo ever? who does an almost stab a vagina scene...lol whatever...can you even dive at night there? not much of an adventure...I think that everything to be said..- JRA 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. DarkMage
    Feb 15, 2008
    0
    Don't be fooled by the "treasure" and sense of adventure. This was the worst movie of the year. I counted TWO minor laughs in the Don't be fooled by the "treasure" and sense of adventure. This was the worst movie of the year. I counted TWO minor laughs in the audience. It fails miserably as a comedy and was completely boring. This was the Valentines date for me wife and I and she fell asleep. After she said I should have taken her to see Rambo -- she would have enjoyed it more! Expand
  7. SteveO
    Jun 4, 2008
    0
    whoever actually liked this movie belongs in a mental institution.

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