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Hidalgo Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 5, 2004
it's a flaccid affair, a movie that could stand to lose about 30 minutes right off the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 1, 2004
A sporadically entertaining adventure movie that is hampered by poor pacing, a badly focused screenplay, and cheesy special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 4, 2004
So long as he's on the horse the movie works, but whenever he dismounts so does the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
March 6, 2004
Capitulates to weak dialogue, poor pacing, and a half-hearted performance from mumbler Viggo Mortensen, leaving it to be remembered more for a few scenes than as a total film
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 8, 2004
Overwrought, overacted, overlong.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
March 5, 2004
"Hidalgo" is a barely entertaining movie; what it does best is prove that Viggo Mortensen has legs
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 8, 2004
... filled with cliches.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 4, 2004
All the characters ... are either saints or devils, with no attempt to explain why any of them behave the way they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
March 4, 2004
Total cheese.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 8, 2004
Mortensen's charisma can't tame Hidalgo's runaway plot
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
February 1, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
February 6, 2004
Long, ridiculous, and boring.
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Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
March 5, 2004
An old fashioned grade B action pic at heart, Hidalgo tries too hard to be an important epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 5, 2004
It's hard these days to associate Viggo Mortensen with words like 'adequate,' 'competent,' or 'workmanlike.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
June 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 15, 2004
It could have been a good adventure story. Disney should have stuck to Hopkins's story whether it was true or not.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 5, 2004
Limited by one-dimensional, even stereotypical characters and a predictable and drawn-out plot.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
March 4, 2004
I don't object to 'Hidalgo' because it may fudge facts...I object to it because they are used in the service of a story that is, frankly, quite boring.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 4, 2004
The events of Hildago are so far-fetched you wonder why the filmmakers maintain the pretense this story was based on fact.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
March 1, 2004
Nothing kills my Viggo jones like a bad western set in the Arabian Desert.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
March 25, 2004
Shaun Usher
Daily Mail [UK]
April 17, 2004
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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PopMatters
November 19, 2004
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