Fool's Gold 2008

Fool's Gold

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

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Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) has sunk his marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson) and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss, billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold; his former mentor-turned-enemy Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone) will stop at nothing to beat him to it.

Cast & Crew

Matthew McConaughey
Ben "Finn" Finnegan
Kate Hudson
Tess Finnegan
Donald Sutherland
Nigel Honeycutt
Alexis Dziena
Gemma Honeycutt
Kevin Hart
Bigg Bunny
David Roberts
Cyrus
Andy Tennant
Screenwriter
John Claflin
Screenwriter
Daniel Zelman
Screenwriter
Jon Klane
Producer
Wink Mordaunt
Executive Producer
Jim Dyer
Executive Producer
Don Burgess
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Critic Reviews for Fool's Gold

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Audience Reviews for Fool's Gold

  • Jun 03, 2014
    I absolutely loved this Movie.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2014
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Terrible film, just purely pathetic and unfunny.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2011
    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 r Super Reviewer

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