Filled with heroic action, incredible special effects, stunning cinematography, and starring Vigo Mortensen two-times Golden Globe Winner Omar Sharif and sexy newcomer Zuleikha Robinson, Hidalgo is the epic adventure that brings to life legendary Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen), the greatest long distance rider ever, and his beloved mustang Hidalgo. With his glory days long past, Hopkins is invited to enter the Ocean Of Fire, a death-defying 3,000-mile race across the Arabian Desert. Pitted against the finest Arabian horses and villainous competitors vowing victory at all costs, this race for extraordinary riches becomes a race for their very lives.
Based on the true life of Frank T Hopkins and his exploits as a long-distance horse racer, this places him and his horse Hidalgo in a race in the Middle East. The result? predictable, preposterous, unbelievable, and the film is overly-long. Also, the film was spoiled by long chunks of dialogue between some of the Arabic characters delivered without translation or subtitles so you had no idea what was going on that even the body language couldn't give away.