63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie isn't entirely successful as a romance or as an adventure, which makes the experience of watching it feel shallow and hollow, sort of like the stars and the plot.
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50

Chicago Tribune

A movie that keeps reminding you of its antecedents, all the way back to 1984 and the comic adventure “Romancing the Stone.”
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just how long will it be before Matthew McConaughey finally fulfills his destiny by dropping out of Hollywood and opening a chain of nudist colonies? His heart clearly isn't in acting right now, so when it was time to make Fool's Gold, he asked his abs to do the job for him.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A soggy, listless affair, this would-be fun-in-the-sun sunken-treasure frivolity starts taking on water from the get-go, thanks to drawn-out exposition and languid pacing.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The jewels in the buried treasure, once sighted, look fake. But the bigger problem is how artificial the whole story feels.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
No doubt conceived as an underwater version of "National Treasure," Andy Tennant's film plays like a Three Stooges movie with scuba gear.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A romantic comedy and an adventure story, but in this case that just means it bombs in two distinct ways.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A tedious adventure-romance.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Kate Hudson is as blah and dazed as her costar is cloyingly enthused. If it's possible to have too even a tan, Hudson in Fool's Gold would be the poster child for it.
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's early in the year, but I defy any 2008 comedy to be as stupid, slack and sexless as Fool's Gold. And I'm counting Paris Hilton's appalling "The Hottie and the Nottie," which is marginally better.
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29 out of 100
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