Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen Films

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Hidalgo Upholds Cowboy Image

True to character, a cowboy and his horse carry the day.

Viggo Mortensen and Hidalgo at the movie premiere (APHA photo/Jerry Circelli)

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Synopsis: Descriptive review focuses on the moral depth of Hidalgo, as Frank Hopkins "chooses the narrow road and makes his motives clear to those trying to weaken his resolve or make him weak." The reviewer concludes that Hopkins embodies the best of the ideal of the American cowboy.

Credits: By Cathy Orr

Source: American Cowboy online review, March 2004