• Hidalgo (2004)


Release Date: March 5th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Rugged cowboy Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) is an expert horseman who performs in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. When affluent Sheik Riyadh (Omar Sharif), piqued by tales of Hopkins' talent, challenges Hopkins to prove himself in a treacherous long-distance horse race called the Ocean of Fire, Hopkins is forced to oblige. In the Middle East with his American mustang, he must race against thoroughbred horses ridden by the best riders in the world with his reputation -- and his life -- at stake.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, Said Taghmaoui, Peter Mensah, J.K. Simmons, Zuleikha Robinson, Adam Alexi-Malle

Director: Joe Johnston

Genres: Drama , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Casey Silver Productions, Hidalgo Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Love, Rivalry, Love interest, Quest, Underdog, Inspiring, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This movie needs a star performance at its center, and the director, Joe Johnston, doesn't seem to know it. His closeups dote on Mr. Mortensen's striking face, and on the actor's interesting inwardness, but he doesn't ask for, or find, the sort of zest that could turn laconic into romantic.

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is enough compelling adventure, awesome cinematography and dynamic stunt work involving horses to keep one entertained by Hidalgo. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Hidalgo is the first Middle East western. show more

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