“The lure of Matthew McConaughey shirtless for extended stretches doubtless has some marketing value, but after that, Fool’s Gold offers small compensation — a listless romantic comedy that, almost out of desperation, turns a little more violent than necessary near the end, ” writes Variety‘s Brian Lowry in a 2.4 review.

“Treasure hunting has certainly worked for the National Treasure franchise, and an earlier McConaughey-Kate Hudson pairing enjoyed some success. Still, after however many doubloons can be hauled up from the utterly review-proof, it’s hard to envision Warner Bros. separating too many fools from their money.”