Apr 18, 2019
Although some of the colonial stylization is impressive, this Mortensen post-"Rings" vehicle is pure horse neck and camel meat.
Feb 1, 2018
The film itself can't seem to decide whether it's a Saturday morning serial for the kids, a new Indiana Jones, or something with a bit more dramatic heft
Dec 18, 2017
Sharif grounds the silliness a little. When he looks across the desert with those eyes that have always hinted that hard weather is coming, everybody else rushing around the set looks overdressed for a costume party.
Apr 10, 2016
...the film's hold on the viewer dwindles steadily as it enters its progressively dull midsection...
Jan 17, 2016
If you take it as historical fact, it's got a world of problems. But if you're just in the mood to be entertained, it can be a decent piece of Saturday afternoon escapism.
Apr 18, 2014
Whether or not the events depicted really happened to Hopkins, it's still a damn fun story.
Apr 25, 2007
The event around which the movie revolves is a desert mirage, since there is no record of any such race ever being staged. Nonetheless, those able to ignore this outrageous historical distortion might enjoy this triumph of an underdog aganst the odds.
Sep 25, 2006
Even if the story were true, the film's events have been fictionalized beyond belief.
Apr 1, 2006
Dec 31, 2004
[It's] so careful about being inoffensive that it never has the guts to suggest much of anything except 'Be Nice to Others and Especially to Horses.'
Sep 16, 2004
Will Hidalgo survive the brutal desert to demand more creative control over his next film?
Sep 1, 2004
Fitfully entertaining hokum as long as it isn't taken too seriously Remarkably, Disney doesn't whitewash the more politically incorrect elements of Hopkins' tale.
Aug 4, 2004
This is grand cowboy fun, a wild adventure with a glorious sense of excitement and wonder.
Jul 29, 2004
...why weren't the Disney folks content simply to tell a good story? Could it have been because they knew they didn't have a very good story?