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Fool's Gold

Ever shirtless, ever silly
By TOM MEEK  |  February 13, 2008
2.0 2.0 Stars
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Kate Hudson and Mathew McConaughey

Perhaps the biggest fools in this nautical National Treasure wanna-be are venerable actors Ray Winstone and Donald Sutherland, who not only are wasted but at times look inane. As for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, they should have a sit-down with their agents. The two play treasure hunters, “Finn” Finnegan and his estranged wife, Tess, who are searching for a Spanish wreck off the Florida Keys. Also going for the gold are Finn’s former mentor, Moe Fitch (Winstone), Sutherland’s snooty moneybags, Nigel Honeycutt, and a thuggish rap mogul (Kevin Hart) whom Finn is into for a few fins. Not a worthless premise, but director Andy Tennant (Hitch) and his posse of writers don’t know whether to play the adventure for laughs, drama, or action. Still, Hudson and (the ever shirtless) McConaughey manage to remain afloat in this mess, and Alexis Dziena helps buoy it as Honeycutt’s ditzy celebutante daughter — an obvious poke at Paris Hilton. 110 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Circle + suburbs
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