Director Ritchie has had a hit-and-miss career, and this is definitely a miss--a muddle of would-be comedy and Eastern mysticism, with a heavy dose of Indiana-Jones-type adventure. It begins promisingly enough with the bold kidnaping of a Tibetan holy youth, the Golden Child (Reate), from
a temple high in Shangri-La land. The evildoers are led by Dance, who (as ambassador of the devil) must not allow this child to bring peace to the earth. Lewis, who works for the Tibetans, contracts with Murphy, a free-lance child finder working in Los Angeles, to find this Golden Child. THE
GOLDEN CHILD cost more than $24 million and looks it. A patina of heavy money is everywher...