HIDALGO (Theatrical Release USA 2004)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Hidalgo—BRAVO! Entertainment—accesses the tremendous talent, Viggo Mortensen, for its main protagonist. He figures well in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It’s good to see Omar Shariff’s onscreen power. J.K. Simmons, as Buffalo Bill, portrays that character with more intensity that did Paul Newman…he gives an authenticity with a good physical representation of his character. The comic relief with Harsh Nayyar has been paced well throughout the film and has an original flavor that is very good, very fresh. The movie is an entertainment delight. Don’t miss it.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A resident of the United States enters himself and his Paint stallion in a prestigious Saudi Arabian horse race.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Joe Johnston for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Don Zepfel for making the film possible. Additional cast/characters include: Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen), Jazira  (Zuleikha), Sheikh Riyadh (Omar Sharif), Lady Anne Davenport (Louise Lombard), Aziz (Adam Alexi-Malle), Prince Bin Al Reeh (Saïid Taghmaoui), Katib (Silas Carson), Yusef (Harsh Nayyar), and Buffalo Bill Cody (J.K. Simmons).

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Yes. A classic watch that deserves to be in the home video library. It can be watched multiple times through the years. Thank you to Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, October Sky, Captain America, The First Avenger) for bringing us another wonderful film.

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