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.
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as Ben 'Finn' Finnegan
as Nigel Honeycutt
as Gemma Honeycutt
as Moe Fitch
as Bigg Bunny
as Moe's Driver
as Moe's Driver
as Finn's Attorney
as Tess's Attorney
as Barman Key West
as Old Man 1
as Old Man 2
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Critic Reviews for Fool's Gold
Matthew McConaughey, whose continuing Hollywood career deserves a separate chapter in any future book by Richard Dawkins on the non-existence of God, is reunited for this romcom caper with Kate Hudson, herself uncompromisingly abysmal in everything.
A ghastly romantic comedy about a race to find a 17th-century Spanish wreck full of treasure. The film is completely dead behind the eyes.
Like Tess and Finn, the makers of Fool's Gold are motivated by lucre, not love.
I succumbed to the very occasional charms of this fair, good-natured romcom adventure and left the screening in quite a good mood.
Fool's Gold is so predictable that seeing the trailer is essentially the same as seeing the movie.
Audience Reviews for Fool's Gold
A charismatic couple on the verge of breaking up because they couldn't find the treasure they were looking for ... find the treasure. Oo-pah! Along for the ride is Donald Sutherland, rendering a upperclass Brit accent (sooo bad I can't believe they let him get away with it! Or wasn't there any Brit actors around? Oy.) Still a nice romantic adventure, not full on, but not half bad either.
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.
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