I LOVE HIDALGO! This is a fun must see but when it comes to the "historical" be warned. After I enjoyed this movie at the cinema with my then six year old son we were sorry to see how criticized the historical inaccuracies of the film got so much attention. For my young son the movie made him curious and that has some level of merit.
I chose it however because the carnage as part of the horrible genocide od Native Americans is certainly a true depiction, the rest does feel a bit like Indiana Jones or some other action adventure film with a lose historical backdrop.