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  • Summary: Based on the story of long distance rider Frank T. Hopkins, Hidalgo is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. (Touchstone Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. 75
    But if you do not have some secret place in your soul that still responds even a little to brave cowboys, beautiful princesses and noble horses, then you are way too grown up and need to cut back on cable news.
  2. It's mostly quite enjoyable. Director Joe Johnson's many action sequences are lively and engaging, the location photography (mostly Morocco) is breathtaking, and both the horse and Sharif (in his biggest Hollywood role in years) are adorable.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Tells an old-fashioned boys' adventure yarn in an equally old-fashioned way.
  4. Fortunately, most of the malarkey in this movie seems intentional in the same Sunday-afternoon-serial way as the Indiana Jones movies (some of which Johnston worked on).
  5. You might expect "Seabiscuit" meets "Lawrence of Arabia," but overall, it's a big, beautiful bore.
  6. 50
    The supporting cast is a riot of stock exotic characters, verging on the offensively stereotypical.
  7. If it weren't for Sharif's extraordinary presence, there wouldn't be a cherishable moment in the movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    9
    A remarkable that is based on a true story, Viggo Mortensen gave a great performance, the movie will have you hooked and dying to see how itA remarkable that is based on a true story, Viggo Mortensen gave a great performance, the movie will have you hooked and dying to see how it ends, a truly fantastic movie. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    Adventurous, light, touching, beautiful movie. Hilarious at places, serious when need be. The competition turns into struggle for life, newAdventurous, light, touching, beautiful movie. Hilarious at places, serious when need be. The competition turns into struggle for life, new friends and enemies are found. Viggo Mortensen is in his elemnt. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    7
    a predictable movie.....but still worth a watch coz of the horse HIDALGO ,the lead actor Viggo Mortensen and locations of ancientsa predictable movie.....but still worth a watch coz of the horse HIDALGO ,the lead actor Viggo Mortensen and locations of ancients arabia...beautifully directedand good photography.... Expand
  4. PatC.
    Jun 30, 2006
    2
    Your chance to see "A" actors in a "B" movie. A plot with possibilities is continually interrupted by scenes that are excruciatingly stupid.

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