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Hidalgo

Hidalgo

2004
Drama, Action
2h 16m
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)
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Hidalgo

2004
Drama, Action
2h 16m
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Avg Percentile 38.48% from 2726 total ratings

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Rated 28 Mar 2018
69
59th
Viggo Mortensen seems like the kind of guy that would be really nice to the guy who had to clean up all the horse droppings.
Rated 27 Mar 2011
0
12th
One of the legion of Disney sports films feeds the current hunger (to put it as crudely as it merits) to kick some Arab butt. Spurred on by the blustery music of James Newton Howard, horse and rider outrun a computer-generated desert tsunami (curse of The Mummy), dodge a couple of cartoon leopards (sons of Gladiator), and tilt into a three-way photo finish after a race of three thousand miles. Fact-check, anyone?
Rated 27 Nov 2006
50
20th
Long live the king.... in the desert!
Rated 24 Feb 2007
60
62nd
Great film.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
62
32nd
It's not the worst movie of all time, but I certainly thought it was a bit of a disappointing entry for Mortensen after coming off Aragorn.
Rated 27 Apr 2007
55
15th
This is the kind of thing that critics refer to as "by-the-numbers" - you pretty much know how it's going to end when you see the poster, and while it's not bad movie it certainly doesn't do much more than fulfill expectations.
Rated 02 May 2007
40
23rd
Pointless, silly waste of time
Rated 26 May 2007
30
8th
Bleh.
Rated 04 Jun 2007
58
40th
pretty bad and boring
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
20th
I remember it being great fun, but somehow not quite emotionally involving enough.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
17th
adventure story...Not too much depth, but quite a thrill ride...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
24th
A touching tale worth a look for all ages, don't expect a lot of action but a great story to get into.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
10th
Nope, Vigo Mortensin is still aragorn
Rated 14 Aug 2007
51
11th
above average because of viggo!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
47th
good
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
18th
The filmmakers were probably thinking, "It will be like Lord of the Rings, but in a desert." They underestimated the lack of chemistry between Viggo Mortenson and the horse, as well as their ability to throw together a film that kept me interested.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
34th
I mean, I liked it okay. But, I don't...remember it. It made almost no impression on me whatsoever. The only thing I really remember is the pretty pretty horses.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
17th
Mindless. At least we get Omar Sharif.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
40th
An interesting but overlong adventure film, with serious over-use of poor CGI. Entertaining nonethless.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
58th
Not a spectacularly amazing movie, but filmed with an action scene style reminescent of Gladiator, so well done.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
69
52nd
Some fun times, but nothing to write home about.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
18th
Yawn. Takes too long for this movie to go anywhere.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
27th
Even the brilliant Viggo Mortensen can't save this pedestrian, dull story of a man and his horse.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
5th
a nice adventure story that was left a little lacking. too long and too slow..
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
20th
Forgettable story, but nice cinematography.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
66th
Victor Moralsomethingson rides an epic journey in a quest to bring lost glory to the Western genre by infusing Oriental hardship with Native American wisdom. Pity the story is only a ghostly apparition of reality.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
58th
Surprisingly entertaining!Old school epic adventure that i haven't seen in a while.Mortensen is classy and i loved the CGI sandstorm.!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
5
57th
Yet another of many Indiana Jones-flavored action-adventures. This one has Aragorn and a horse!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
47th
Fun action movie, but kinda forgettable
Rated 04 Sep 2007
49
48th
ok
Rated 16 Sep 2007
55
30th
Entertaining at times, but a bit too silly.
Rated 24 Sep 2007
60
32nd
Very entertaining, I think good for the whole family.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
50
56th
enjoyed it, though it was slow.
Rated 21 Nov 2007
5
10th
Not even a bad movie, just mediocre.. which is so much worse.
Rated 09 Dec 2007
70
42nd
Quite enjoyable '50's style aventure movie
Rated 18 Jan 2008
45
17th
I found it too long, it could (and should) have been over in 90 mins. Viggo Mortensen gives a half decent performance
Rated 28 Feb 2008
69
62nd
Nice
Rated 02 Mar 2008
75
59th
Drags in some spots but Mortensen is very strong.
Rated 02 Apr 2008
66
27th
Solid, entertainment here. Good movie, great acting.
Rated 29 May 2008
90
84th
Frank T Hopkins was a real man... what a story & what a life!! Viggo is really well and Omar Shariff is the best!
Rated 08 Jun 2008
24
4th
Yeah right, a super horse.
Rated 20 Jun 2008
11
2nd
Crap-dalgo. Very bad.
Rated 22 Jun 2008
45
9th
Boring.
Rated 18 Jul 2008
40
25th
It was never gonna be my cup of tea, but it's good to see Omar Sharif in just about anything
Rated 27 Jul 2008
84
48th
A really enjoyable diversion
Rated 03 Aug 2008
50
5th
I didn't quite get it.
Rated 11 Aug 2008
40
17th
A long, slow race.
Rated 19 Sep 2008
84
49th
pretty good, worth watching over again
Rated 03 Dec 2008
50
29th
If it weren't so Disney at some points, this could've been a great movie. Instead, we have to settle on a good Viggo performance and some humorous moments. The horse just gets out of hand sometimes.
Rated 15 Jan 2009
25
3rd
This was so bad, dull and boring.. I really wanted his horse to explode sending bone fragments in every direction, eliminating every cast member in this attrocity.
Rated 17 Jan 2009
68
65th
I happened to enjoy this, very much so.
Rated 26 Jan 2009
65
30th
Great cast, boring story
Rated 12 Mar 2009
95
91st
Not really a western but I loved it.
Rated 15 Mar 2009
60
48th
Watched this movie when it first came out and I hated it because it wasn't what I expected. Rewatched it again and enjoyed it more.
Rated 18 May 2009
85
44th
A desert race on horseback. Nicely done.
Rated 04 Jul 2009
63
30th
A so-so film that is mostly interesting but unspectacular. It could have also have been about 30 minutes shorter.
Rated 22 Jul 2009
45
7th
Extremely boring. Couldn't connect with any of the characters. Also I'm told that the horses used are not even Arabian. Brilliant.
Rated 04 Jan 2010
65
34th
Good family flick, sort of. Vigo does what most can't, act anything and make it watchable.
Rated 28 Jan 2010
96
99th
just, so good...
Rated 24 May 2010
30
12th
The elements of this film ranks from 'fine' to 'abysmal' in the sense that parts of the cinematography was very decent, for example, while various characters (from the little slave-helper over the arabian clown-assistent to the outright boooring villains, etc.) were extremely poorly drawn. I guess Viggo was allright, kept his composure in the middle of a cast that mostly resembled a pile of shit. And all the shots of the clearly exaggeratedly clever horse... just bad. Poor.
Rated 27 Aug 2010
25
7th
Horse movie is boring.
Rated 28 Sep 2010
0
15th
Based on a true story, an old fashioned Boy's Own adventure with antiquated attitudes and stereotypes in keeping with its style -- except that in the past it would have been cut to a more pleasing ninety minutes.
Rated 25 Oct 2010
20
41st
"It's The Last Samurai except that proud Arabs substitute for the dignified Japanese, and our rugged hero is given a stout, mixed-blood equine sidekick." - Nick Schager
Rated 05 Dec 2010
1
2nd
Not just bad and dumb, as if that wasn't enough, but it manages to be disgustingly racist also. Why is this not considered a modern minstrel show? Oh, right, 9/11.
Rated 30 May 2011
72
48th
I love Viggo Mortenson and the relationship he had with his horse is really powerful in this film. It is a simple adventure movie at heart and the action is only so-so, but i like this movie, probably more than i should because of Viggo alone.
Rated 04 Jul 2011
40
22nd
ITS A TWO THOUSAND MILE RACE, THROUGH THE OCEAN OF FIRE
Rated 23 Jul 2011
70
48th
I don't see why everybody obsesses over horses. It always seems that the people are more impressive.
Rated 10 Nov 2011
46
15th
how come there gotta be so many horse movies, man... seabiscuit, secretariat, war horse, hidalgo. i ain't get it, mang. all these horse movies
Rated 15 Jan 2012
70
77th
Hidalgo needed a better editor. Had one been hired, it would have been an excellent film that I'd recommend to everyone. As it is, it's a pretty good adventure film that goes on for too long thanks to its many pointless moments. But it still has a great deal of adventure and action scenes that will keep you entertained, as well as a few heartfelt moments that will make you emotional. It's still worth your time, even if there might be times where you'll question why certain scenes were included.
Rated 07 Mar 2012
74
33rd
This cartoonish and by-the-numbers Hollywoodisation bears little relevance to the appealing mythologies of cowboys and horses upon which it's sold. It's simply not serious enough to say anything worthwhile, tending towards black and white depictions of heroism and villainy mixed with a plethora of implausible stunt sequences. Even the title character, Hidalgo the horse, has no personality - Mr Ed could have done a better job of giving the equine profession a good name.
Rated 09 Mar 2012
5
18th
Dragged a little in places too much horse for me but a fairly decent family film.
Rated 06 Apr 2012
86
83rd
Hidalgo surprised me. I didn't expect Viggo Mortensen to click in the cowboy role, or the thought of a cowby in Arabia to work. Fortunatly he did, and it did, and Hidalgo is a touching tale.
Rated 19 Aug 2012
75
18th
I’m going to have to revisit this one at some point, been way too long since I watched it. But I remember really liking Viggo and the horse! A rather exciting film, even if it isn’t anywhere near the high standards of the western genre.
Rated 06 Jan 2013
75
30th
Beautiful, but pretty typical plot.
Rated 26 May 2014
80
60th
- 11/7/10
Rated 28 Dec 2015
92
76th
A-
Rated 21 Nov 2016
65
24th
alright movie, a bit long
Rated 30 Dec 2018
47
48th
If this focused on the horse race I may have liked it a lot more. It's just trying too hard to be adventurous when a more stripped-down tone would have done the job fine. I really love Viggo Mortensen, he elevates almost everything he is in, so I can't hate this.
Rated 13 Feb 2021
54
35th
This movie sold well in US box-office. Its mainly oriented for viewers who like horses or westerns. Plot and directing didn't show anything special and CGI effects were awful.
Rated 27 Apr 2021
79
58th
Grandly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure saga; with Sharif around wearing his experience in this genre like a badge of honour, and Mortensen's Indy-like lead, this is rip-roaring fun for about an hour; the second hour stumbles somewhat, becoming a little laboured and repetitive once again proving the adage that if the audience knows where your tale is headed, try and get out after an hour 40 and change! Could have done with less of the Flipper-like horse reaction shots!
Rated 15 Dec 2021
48
7th
It has some nice race and action scenes plus the scenery overall is impressive. But apart from that it’s overstuffed, making it drag for long stretches.
Rated 08 May 2022
60
49th
Fairly standard fair adventure movie but weirdly inspiring and often beautiful.
Rated 17 Dec 2023
100
98th
Fantastic. The only good adult horse movie.

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