Rating: PG-13 for violence, language
Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
kills my Viggo jones like a bad western set in the
That’s Viggo as in Mortensen, the Aragorn of my dreams (Lord of the Rings 1,2,3). Here Mortensen sheds his manly leather and unshaven visage in favor of a clean-cut cowboy look and morals to match. As Frank T. Hopkins, he’s a man with a mission, a washed-up cowpoke cum Pony Express courier who gets wind of a spectacular horse race that nets the winner an enormous purse.
you can say “giddyup”,
The competition is stiff, and politically charged. The prince for whom losing the race means losing face, the wife of a wealthy financier for whom winning the elite contest (and the rights to a privileged bloodline) is an obsession. And of course those wily Arabians, who will stop at nothing to keep an American nobody from pilfering their dignity.
don’t belong in races with thoroughbreds, even a little ‘stang who has never
lost a running battle. Competing against
one hundred of the purest Arabian stallions ever bred,
The look and
movie is based on a true life story, I expect life. Not a stagnant action film that caters to the
burgeoning career of
(still sizzling at age 71) puts a festive spin on a wealthy Sheik who’s determined
to prove that