This is a very sweet movie that is interesting, gripping, has some mystery, romance, and is fine for the whole family. Highly recommended.
It has a lot of beautiful mountain scenery (I always love beautiful scenery) and two wonderful main characters. Tom Berenger is a grumpy, reclusive and rather shy tracker who get sucked into a very unusual quest -- to find a lost Native American Tribe. He is wonderful in his roll -- he does "grumpy but lovable" better than most other actors that come to mind.
Barbara Hershey is fantastic too. Beautiful, brainy, capable, dedicated and a perfect compliment to Berenger's character. I really admired her in this film.
Remember, you must suspend your sense of disbelief with some of the plot elements. We're not talking reality here, but delightful escape and fantasy. There's a little bit of "Lost Horizon" going on. (Which is a plus!) Lovely film, great ending. A big thumbs up.