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Finn's obsession of hunting lost treasure and caused him to lose his wife, Tess. Just when Tess has begun to rebuild her life, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. He maneuvers himself aboard the yacht that Tess is working and convinces the tycoon and his daughter to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure.
Drama - Unlike the last romantic comedy that teamed stars Matthew McConaughey
and Kate Hudson, this is more of an action-adventure with some
violent sequences than a straight-up rom-com. Even so, this is one
aimed at female viewers, particularly those who are fans of the
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Overall, Fool's Gold is not unwatchable and the action-overloaded final 30 minutes passes quickly and easily. It's getting to that point that can be a chore.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average Fool's Gold strays from the romantic-comedy genre and suffers. By trying to fuse a chick flick with an action-adventure saga, it fails resoundingly at both.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 255 moviegoers:GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, loved "Fools Gold." Approximately three-quarters rated it very high. Only a small percentage rated it average or lower. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (Aren't you glad you don't have to rely on the reviews of professional movie critics? Most of them rated "Fools Gold" below average.)
Ben "Finn" Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) 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 Finnegan (Kate Hudson). 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. Much to Tess' consternation, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel's yacht and, using his roguish charm, convinces the tycoon and his celebutante daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena), to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish treasure. But they are not the only ones after the prize. Finn's one-time mentor, Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone), and a ruthless local gangster (Kevin Hart) are intent on beating Finn to the prize. Let the treasure hunt begin...