Fool's Gold (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fool's Gold (2008)



Critic Consensus: With little chemistry among the performers, humorless gags, and a predictable storyline, Fool's Gold fails on every level.

Movie Info

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days co-stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey re-team on the big screen for this adventurous tale about a treasure-hunting couple whose eight-year quest for the ultimate prize has left them flat broke and fresh out of gas. Ben "Finn" Finnegan (McConaughey) is a treasure hunter who has made it his mission in life to track down the Queen's Dowry -- a legendary collection of 40 chests filled with priceless treasure, and lost at sea in 1715. But in his single-minded quest to track down this sizable booty, Finn has sadly neglected his marriage to his loving wife Tess (Hudson). Tess has grown tired of the hunt, and now she's looking to start her life anew by going to work on the massive yacht of globetrotting billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland). But just as Tess begins to relish the freedom on her new, laid-back lifestyle, Finn uses his roughish charm to convince the adventurous baron and his debutante daughter Gemma (Alexis Dziena) that the elusive Spanish treasure is finally within reach. Of course no magnate in his right mind would reject the prospect of tracking down the most mythical treasure on the planet, and now as the hapless Tess is forced on yet another wild goose chase, her husband's former mentor Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone) and a greedy local gangster (Kevin Hart) up the stakes by joining in on the race. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Clafin, Daniel Zelman, John Claflin, Andy Tennant
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2008
Box Office: $70.2M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Fool's Gold

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (40)

I succumbed to the very occasional charms of this fair, good-natured romcom adventure and left the screening in quite a good mood.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Both McConaughey and Hudson look less interested in the material than cashing their checks and taking in the Bahamas sun.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014

Fool's Gold is a decently charming movie, not a bad couple of hours diversion (once anyway) especially if you come across it while channel surfing, but not much more.

Full Review… | March 22, 2011

The comedy, though, is broad and only mildly effective and the banter lacks edge and wit.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Screen International

Yo-Ho-Ho hum.

Full Review… | October 1, 2008

Just because these two pretty people flirted and pratfell well once, doesn't mean they can do it again--especially when they're trying to do it with such a clunker of a script on their hands.

Full Review… | September 8, 2008

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Fool's Gold had the potential of being a good comedy film, but the problem with the film is that it's bloated with overused clichés from previous comedies, thus everything you'd expect that will happen, happens. I thought that the film started off well enough to be a good, fun comedy film. However, halfway through the film, the film falls apart, and due to a somewhat lacking cast, the film doesn't deliver. There's some good actors in this film, but they are miscast, and really don't cut in their respective parts. I think Fool's Gold fails at delivering anything good, and it's a shame because the film had the potential of being a good comedy. Like I stated previously, Fool's Gold starts falling apart halfway through the film, thus the film ends up being mediocre. Although the film is not an awful piece of garbage, it does suffer from not being an effective comedy because of a dull script. The film at times is funny, and amusing, but for the most part, it doesn't anything to really engage the viewer. Matthew McConaughey in my opinion should give up Rom-Coms. I think that he's a talented actor, but the fact that he keeps starring in boring, uninteresting romantic comedies is really sinking his career. Fool's Gold is yet another example of a rom-com that has checkered his career. The film has its moments, but it never succeeds at being a good film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Terrible film, just purely pathetic and unfunny.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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