• 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: Action , Adventure , Drama

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

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    After a slow start, it moves. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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