Although the not-very-flattering reviews I read before seeing this
movie caused me to be skeptical, I still had faith in Viggo's ability to become
the character he was playing and make movies that would other wise have been OK
be great. As it turned out, I had no reason to be worried.
Hildalgo is an action movie, a kind of confused Western with a unique plot that
gives enough twistes and turns to outplay any Disney predictability. Even in a
movie studded with cool action sequences, the writers were able to keep the
plot a strong part of the movie. Many critics said that it was too long, but
after being a huge fan of Lord of the Rings for 3 years I guess I really don't
pay attention to how long it is anymore. Besides, it's how fast the movie seems
to take that's important.
Hidalgo is a masterpiece. Just seeing Viggo's love and respect for horses on
screen is enough to make this movie work.
I loved this movie,not just because of Viggo Mortensen,but the horse
Hidalgo. The way that the whole story was done down to the location it was
filmed in.strong and touching all at the same time!!Good work T.J.and Viggo!!!
-Carolyn L. Turner
i really liked this movie cause i love horses and viggo is a really
good actor and i bought this movie 5 days later after it came out and i saw it
in theater and i just really like the movie and the horse is so bueatyful!!
The rather negative reviews made me worry while renting this movie but
I'm very glad I did. This movie is really enjoyable because of the wonderful
storyline. The respect between the indian and arabian nomads and their horses
is truly unique. Viggo's comunication between the horse and himself was
marvelous! You could truly see his talent as an actor is bigger than his role
in Lotr. Omar Sarif & Zuleikaha Robinson were also terrific as father and
daughter in a closed, strickt arabian culture. The sandstorm scene impressed me
the most. This is a wondeful combi of classic western films with the old
fashion Hollywood action scenes.