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Hidalgo Reviews

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January 31, 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
December 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.
April 10, 2016
...the film's hold on the viewer dwindles steadily as it enters its progressively dull midsection...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2014
Whether or not the events depicted really happened to Hopkins, it's still a damn fun story.
December 24, 2010
Formulaic, overly simple, too violent for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 25, 2006
Even if the story were true, the film's events have been fictionalized beyond belief.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 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.'
Read More | Original Score: C
September 16, 2004
Will Hidalgo survive the brutal desert to demand more creative control over his next film?
| Original Score: 2/4
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 4, 2004
This is grand cowboy fun, a wild adventure with a glorious sense of excitement and wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 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?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 13, 2004
The film's most harrowing scenes are predictable and utterly unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 3, 2004
The picture plays out with the robust character of the old Flash Gordon movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2004
The stereotypes and blatant propaganda wouldn't irritate so much if the action itself wasn't so relentlessly dreary -- a desert of imagination, parched of original ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2004
An adventure that never met a cliche it couldn't saddle, mount and ride for a butt-numbing two hours and sixteen minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Completely lacks the nobility, statue, and credibility due such an amazing story, even if it is an old man's folly.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Slow, plodding and arduous, though spiked with occasional hiccups of excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2004
It is pure popcorn fun, whether there is a grain of truth in the story, or if it is merely an entertaining western tall tale.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
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