Fool's Gold 2008

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(44) IMDb 5.6/10

A divorced couple reunite to search for sunken treasure in this action comedy starring Hudson and McConaughey.

Starring:
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

Fool's Gold

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Genres Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Director Andy Tennant
Starring Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Supporting actors Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Roger Sciberras, Ray Winstone, Alexis Dziena
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
While this isn't by any means the turkey some have painted it as, this is far from a perfect movie. Nonetheless, Mathew Mahogany and Kate Hugsome are a charming enough pair with some convincing chemistry onscreen, in this treasure hunt caper. They play a couple having just concluded a divorce, but who find themselves bound together once more to complete a treasure hunt, with the help of Donald Sutherland's "rich-guy-with-nothing-better-to-do" and his daughter. What could possibly happen ...?
Well, while the plot point A leads to plot point B with ending `C' predictably reached, it's more the surrounding characters that threaten to sink the movie than the moderately engaging main characters or lazy plot. Just as you might find a smile lightening your face thanks to either the stars efforts or the scenery, Donald Sutherland overeggs his English accented billionaire shtick, and his daughter is ditzy beyond reason (or humour) and the movie constantly walks a thin borderline between amusing caper and unpleasant farce. And the bad guys? Thoroughly unfunny goons for the most part, who fail to be funny, threatening, or even remotely interesting. Even Ray Winstone looks like he was along just for the vacation.
On the other hand, the scenery (beyond Mathew's abs or Kate's curves, that is) is quite breathtaking.. you may well feel a subliminal urge to go on a diving vacation by the end of the movie.
Pretty and bland rather than brilliant or barnstorming, this is a fairly pain free movie to pass some time.. it never quite nails the right tone and is lacking in the actual laugh out loud humour stakes, but leave the brain in neutral, and don't expect to watch more than once, and it just about floats long enough to kill a couple of hours.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Evans on 14 April 2009
Format: Blu-ray
My goodness their are some moaners out there these days!
Looking at the above reviews, you would think this was a awful movie.

Fair play it isn't Cassablanca or Gone With The Wind. But it is still a very good lighthearted fun movie...

The acting is good, the storyline is excellent and the comedy is very good too.

If you want a serious movie, don't watch this, but for Gods sakes, don't take it as a serious movie and start spouting hate online about it!

Enjoy it for it's jokes, it's adventure and it's stunning scenery.

I liked it allot, and you might too!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE on 8 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Matthew McConaughey goes shirtless
2. Kate Hudson channels her mom
3. He's irresponsible
4. She's determined
5. They're divorced
6. They're going treasure hunting
7. You can guess the ending before watching the opening credits

In other words, there's nothing new about this light and ditzy treasure hunting romp that plays heavily on stereotyping and McConaughey's shirtless bod.

The legend behind the treasure is interesting enough. Forty chests of gold and jewels, destined to be a dowry fit for an eighteenth century queen, was lost without a trace during the hurricane season of 1715. Finn (McConaughey) and Tess (Hudson) had been searching for it for years, until an accidental discovery clues them in that they're finally on the right track.

With the exception of Donald Sutherland, the movie loses momentum whenever the supporting actors are on-screen and the burden of the caricaturized characters sink the movie even deeper than the plotline.

The action scenes were good, especially at the end, and although there is violence, most of it is off camera. A couple of swear words and a few naughty scenes make for a PG-13 movie that should be found guilty of breach of promise.

Amanda Richards
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dragonlord TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 May 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Matthew McConaughey starred in a film called Sahara in the year 2005 and it was very much in the same vain as Romancing the Stone which starred Michael Douglas back in 1984. They were both action adventure films that had some comedy in them whilst hunting for lost treasure. I loved both those films and was really looking forward to Fool's Gold as it's in the spirit as those films only not as good, but I don't care as I love these types of films they are such good fun. The underwater scenes in Fool's Gold are breathtaking on Blu-ray and I for one am pleased that the new releases that I'm buying are having great Blu-ray transfers. If you want a good fun adventure film you could do alot worse then Fool's Gold, it's worth checking out if you like this type of film trust me.
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By Mohammed87 on 4 July 2014
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Kevin hart is a character. all his movie good.will make you laugh. but overall the movie was really
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By Thomas Brown on 1 Mar 2014
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Simply a good fun, light hearted rom-com! Easy watching and should bring a laugh to most! yes, it has questionable aspects but just enjoy it!
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Thisis such fun, including Ray Winstone with the worst accent ever - Austalian? Welsh. Irish. Who knows it wanders all over the place..
Anyway This is just a ripping yarn combined with rom com and as such it is perfect, from villains to happy ending.
No tough plot line to follow, and a really happy feel good adventure story to keep you well entertained.
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By Vix on 27 July 2013
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I bought this after starting to watch the film on TV but having to miss the last 30 mins due to a conflict on my sky planner! Nightmare!

Fortunately, I was but an arm length away from my iPad to look up the DVD to find out what happened.

Product is a great price, came really quickly.

The film itself is your standard rom com/ chick flick. But enjoyable for a night in with a glass of wine.

Light hearted and feel good film, definitely worth the money for a relaxing night on the sofa.
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