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Fool's Gold (Widescreen Edition)
Fool's Gold
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
PG-13     2008     1hr 53min

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson go for the gold (and the diamonds, emeralds and rubies) as a just-divorced couple who bicker and banter their way through an adventure- and laugh-packed undersea treasure hunt. McConaugh...  more »

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Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
Original Release Date: 02/08/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 22
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 7/7/2022...
Cute movie, but the photography is outstanding!
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brandy W. (Brandy) from ZANESVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 3/28/2010...
What a fun movie! It is Sahara meets National Treasure with a hint of Pirates of the Carribean. If you love a good treasure hunting movie with some laughs, adventure, and a little romance then it wouldn't hurt to give this movie a try. I must say I really enjoyed it and Kate and Matthew have good chemistry.
5 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer Y. from ROSWELL, GA
Reviewed on 12/16/2009...
I expected this to be really cheesy, but it turned out to be a cute movie. A light romantic comedy that I enjoyed.
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Suzanne B.
Reviewed on 2/15/2009...
Fun treasure-hunt film set in the Caribbean. Beautiful location, sets. McConaughey and Hudson have a natural chemistry together as a recently divorced couple reunited to find the mysterious, sunken Spanish riches.
8 of 10 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Surprised by how much I enjoyed it
Patrick A. Kellner | Atlanta | 03/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Fool's Gold" Directed by Andy Tennant and Screen play by John Claflin.

Unlucky treasure hunter Benjamin Finnegan (Mathew McConaughey) has been on the trail of a treasure for years at the expense of everything including his marriage to soon to be ex-wife Tess Finnegan (Kate Hudson). Finn has recently uncovered a new clue that has reinvigorated his desire to find the treasure however it took the destruction of his last and most important possession, his boat, to find this clue. His debts to the islands local "Gangster" have been called in because it has been discovered that Finn has no means by which to repay what he owes. Finn winds up getting Tess re-interested in hunting for the treasure with his new clue and with the help of Tess's new boss multi millionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), they just may have a chance of finding it.......

I actually enjoyed "Fool's Gold". It should be obvious that this isn't a movie that is seeking Oscar Gold but merely something intended to be fun to watch. As far as the mood or tone of the movie I would say it is a cross between or somewhere in the middle of "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Full Screen Edition)" and "Sahara (Widescreen Edition)" or a less serious "Into the Blue (Widescreen Edition)" and if you like any of those you will likely like this as well.

The Good: There were some enjoyable if slightly hokey comedic moments. The story, although full of plot holes, was enjoyable. Mathew McConaughey and Kate Hudson were good on screen together again. Maybe not quite as "on" as they were in "How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days", but still good.

The Bad: If you cant get with the fact that the movie isn't really intended to be taken seriously most of it won't work. The comedy will likely seem forced or trite, the plot holes will likely bug you and the lack of believability will probably finish it off for you. None of these were a problem for me.

Overall: Is this movie full of plot holes? Yes. Is it believable? No. Is it likely to be an Oscar contender? No. Is it fun to watch? If you take this movie for what it is, an action/adventure/comedy and just go with it you will likely enjoy it. Give it a try!
It's all been done... and this doesn't really do it better
terpfan1980 | Somewhere near Washington DC, United States | 07/05/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Fool's Gold takes an old formula and plugs in a couple of current 'hot bods' to try to mine some coin at the box office and later (now) on disc. Unfortunately the formula has been used too many times and what we are given in Fool's Gold doesn't really add enough new twists to make it compelling enough to recommend as a buy. Even as a rental, this one is a bit weak and something that could just as easily be passed over for something else.

This movie wanders territory between the 2 and 3 star range, and if possible, I'd plant it around 2.5 for the whole product. The Blu-ray is relatively light on extras, but that may be more a matter of the studios showing us some mercy. The gag reel that is included isn't all that funny and really doesn't show us much to keep us interested. The Featurette: "Fool's Gold: Flirting with Adventure - The Chemistry Between Two Charming Contemporary Stars" makes up the remaining bonus material, but that's little more than 5 minutes of ego boosting material for the film's stars.

Best recommendation, rent it first, if not skip it entirely. :-("
Fools should refer to those who rent this...
J. S. Smith | Washington, DC | 06/29/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is almost unwatchable... it is great that Donald Sutherland is still working but to see him in something this bad just shows how hard times are."