Fool's Gold

True Love takes a dive.


Fool's Gold
A return to the rip-roaring romantic adventure comedy... well, that was the intention, anyway. A treasure seeker is looking for a sunken wreck. He persuades a rich man to let them use his yacht. As luck (or not) would have it, his ex wife works for the rich man, and goes along for the ride. Also on board is the rich man's daughter, who takes Dumb Brunette to new heights. Throw in assorted baddies and competition for the treasure, and we are assured of plenty of eye candy and action. The critics were generally not impressed though.

109 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence).
Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller.

Showtimes

I was crazy to let the woman drive...
I was crazy to let the woman drive...

Credits

Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Alexis Dziena, Ewen Bremner, Ray Winstone, Kevin Hart
Director
Andy Tennant
ScreenplayJohn Claflin, Daniel Zelman, Andy Tennant
MusicGeorge Fenton
CinematographyDon Burgess
EditingTroy Takaki, Tracey Wadmore-Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2008
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, De Line Pictures

Official Site | IMDB page | ScreenIt Report

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, action
LanguageMild in context, fairly infrequent, mild impact
NudityBrief, infrequent, not sexual, no impact
SexBrief, infrequent, implied, no impact
ViolenceMild comedic action, low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Heimbi
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconHas an infectious, childlike enthusiasm. But, for a film with so much underwater action, it really lacks depth...
8
24.com
Megan Kakora
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconAndy Tennant’s film is ugly, lazy and charmless — as if a film starring the ever-brittle Kate Hudson could be expected to be charming.
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconOverall, 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. At best, Fool's Gold deserves a bronze.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIt'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.
0
ScreenIt
quote iconPretty faces and buff, glistening bods can only carry this pic so far. The result is that instead of discovering cinematic treasure, only a fool will find gold in this mossy, algae-covered wreck that quickly sinks not long after leaving its port of call.
7
Metacritic.com
28 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFull of humorless gags, a predictable storyline and flat performances.
2

What the People say

Internet
2802 Netizens quote iconNot as horrible as everyone says
9

Average .. 30%

6




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