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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Viggo Mortensen
Malcolm McDowell
Omar Sharif
J K Simmons
Directors
Joe Johnston
Screenwriters
John Fusco
Running Time
136 minutes

Hidalgo
Variation on the horse opera starring Viggo Mortensen.


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Plot
After an early life as a celebrated cowboy and horse racer, personal tragedy and booze have reduced Frank Hopkins (Mortensen) to a circus act. But an invitation to enter the Ocean Of Fire desert race brings a chance for redemption and fortune.


Verdict
Not really. For a film about high-speed racing it proves far more of a plodding endurance test, for both horse and viewer.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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