Picture from Hidalgo
Overall B

Controversy swarms around the movie Hidalgo like a pesky horsefly on a hot afternoon. Was Frank T. Hopkins really who he claimed to be or merely a man who could tell a good story? Is there any authenticity to his claims and if so, where is it?

Violence D+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for adventure violence and some mild innuendo.


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