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Hidalgo Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 18, 2014
Whether or not the events depicted really happened to Hopkins, it's still a damn fun story.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Formulaic, overly simple, too violent for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
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
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
The picture plays out with the robust character of the old Flash Gordon movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
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 Review| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
April 5, 2004
An entertaining western adventure that radiates simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 24, 2004
It's a widescreen Saturday matinee movie gloriously resurrected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 22, 2004
A big, beautiful film that's thoroughly enjoyable even if it never tries to be meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 18, 2004
An exciting, colorful and very appealing movie.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 16, 2004
Sidesteps most of the pitfalls of the genre while delivering thrilling action, vivid characters and a memorable story.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
March 16, 2004
Hidalgo" only stumbles when it tries to be something its not (an Indiana Jones type of action film).
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 13, 2004
"Hidalgo" doesn't even come close to "Seabiscuit."
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 11, 2004
Popcorn for us and oats for the horses, delivered by the tall drink of water that is Mortensen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 9, 2004
This is the film Seabiscuit should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 9, 2004
Viggo Mortensen nails the archetypal cowboy.
Sara Brady
Premiere Magazine
March 8, 2004
The visual effects are almost seamlessly integrated and very effective, especially in the claustrophobic brutality of the dust storm sequence. It's brief, but terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Cynthia Fuchs
November 19, 2004
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004

The Straits Times (Singapore)
July 11, 2004

April 17, 2004
Shaun Usher
Daily Mail (UK)
April 17, 2004
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
March 25, 2004

Boston Phoenix
March 6, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 6, 2004
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