Review: Fool’s Gold

There’s something about an underwater treasure hunt that gets my blood pumping. It brings out the pirate in me. Show me a film with promises of buried gold, shipwrecks and archaeological history and I’m first in line. Thankfully, Fool’s Gold delivers. Mostly. Yes, there are chests of gold and sunken boats but there are also a few too many coincidences, silly dialogue and some weak performances.

The film opens with treasure hunter Finn (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Alfonz (Ewen Bremner) discovering the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle, which, we will find out, has been plaguing Finn for many years. Of course, we don’t understand the significance of the shard of a plate, not yet, but that’s part of what works inFool’s Gold. It’s a mystery and it takes almost the whole two hours of the film to completely unravel. Continue reading “Review: Fool’s Gold”