Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

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Fool's Gold
Ben ‘Finn’ Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) is a surf-bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary Queen’s Dowry – 40 chests of exotic treasure that was lost at sea in 1715. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson) and his more-rusty-than-trusty salvage boat, ‘Booty Calls’.

Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure’s whereabouts. Certain that his luck will change with the newfound information, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel’s yacht and, using his good-natured charm, convinces the tycoon to join him in his the pursuit of the Spanish Treasure. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. Finn’s mentor-turned-nemesis Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone) has also set out to claim the prize…
2008Rating: M, Medium Level Violence107 minsUSA
ActionAdventureRomantic Comedy
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Village Voice

Village Voice

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Fool's Gold is the sort of movie that makes you look more kindly upon the WGA strike. It isn't merely bad--it's so desperate that the actors can scarcely conceal their contempt for the material...

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Variety

Variety

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A listless romantic comedy that, almost out of desperation, turns a little more violent than necessary near the end.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A soggy, listless affair, this would-be fun-in-the-sun sunken-treasure frivolity starts taking on water from the get-go, thanks to drawn-out exposition and languid pacing.

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A really good feel good movie, with comedy and drama intertwined to make a truly enjoyable movie!

5.0
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... for there is much promise in the film's stars but on closer inspection it's a total fake. What's happened to the romantic comedy? Where are the modern day Hepburns and Traceys? It would seem they're dead and long forgotten, and this pair of dumb blondes are supposed to fill the vacuum. Contrived dross with no heart or humour, the two essential...

1.0
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Fool's Gold is the sort of movie that makes you look more kindly upon the WGA strike. It isn't merely bad--it's so desperate that the actors can scarcely conceal their contempt for the material...

0
Variety

Variety

press

A listless romantic comedy that, almost out of desperation, turns a little more violent than necessary near the end.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A soggy, listless affair, this would-be fun-in-the-sun sunken-treasure frivolity starts taking on water from the get-go, thanks to drawn-out exposition and languid pacing.

0

A really good feel good movie, with comedy and drama intertwined to make a truly enjoyable movie!

5.0
0

... for there is much promise in the film's stars but on closer inspection it's a total fake. What's happened to the romantic comedy? Where are the modern day Hepburns and Traceys? It would seem they're dead and long forgotten, and this pair of dumb blondes are supposed to fill the vacuum. Contrived dross with no heart or humour, the two essential...

1.0
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