The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

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The Lone Ranger

Walt Disney wild west adventure with Armie Hammer as masked crime-fighter The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as his Native American warrior sidekick Tonto. From director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean). Co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Luther's Ruth Wilson.

Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer) into a legend of justice. The odd-couple pair battle through the wild west fighting greed and corruption.

The characters are based on those created by a Michigan radio station in the 1930s. They were a huge hit in America and spawned novels, comics and most famously the long-running TV show (1949 - 1957). Two of the show's most famous catch phrases have endured: "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" (says the Lone Ranger to rally his white stallion Silver) and "Kemosabe" (meaning "trusted friend", what Tonto calls the Ranger).

2013Rating: M, Violence149 minsUSA
ActionAdventureKids & FamilyWestern
Director:
Gore Verbinski ('Rango', 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl', 'The Ring')
Writer:
Justin HaytheTed ElliottTerry Rossio
Cast:
Armie HammerJohnny DeppHelena Bonham CarterTom WilkinsonWilliam FichtnerBarry PepperRuth Wilson
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Dull marathon

This movie has plenty of funny moments and both the opening and ending sequences are exciting and visually stunning though what's in between, yeah, hmmm. This movie isn't bad and it is watchable though it's 2 1/2 hour length is way too excessive. Nobody wants to sit through that much unnecessarily extended plot.

2.0
0

Bad

All it needed was a decent story, a memorable lead and an hour cut from the running time. I hear people saying this film has killed the cowboy genre. It's not a cowboy film. It's Pirates in disguise. Fingers crossed it'll go some way to killing the Verbinski genre.

2.0
0

Home on the Range

As a boy I watched re-runs of the lone ranger series and saw a couple of the Lone ranger inspired movies from the 50s & 60s on TV in the 70's (yes they had TV back then). So, I saw this modern re-imagining with a sense of nostalgia. Although I had to look beyond the Disney brand of action and the Jack Sparrow stigmata, I thought the move captured the...

3.0
0

Modern adaptation

A well put together cast that allows the humour and action to combine in a way that anyone can enjoy. Elements humour throughout this is another good performance from Depp. Hammer can hold his own also and shows. This is a great modern rendition of an old classic that left myself and others in the cinema in stitches, cant say I saw one disappointed face...

5.0
0

The Lone Picture

The Lone Ranger I really wasn't expecting much, so I wasn't disappointed. Not as bad as 'Starsky & Hutch' remake or 'Cowboys and Aliens' but close, saved by the whitful remarks (writing) of Depp. He carried the film I felt, which means if you're a Depp fan, then you'll totally love it. You'll love the good guys, and hate the baddies, it's that simple. Well...

3.0
0

A comedy with heart.

A delightfully spoofy movie. A love letter to the cowboy movies of yore. And I don't mean the gritty, high art dramas. Roy Rogers (alas, no singing here, my one complaint) not John Wayne. The humor is nicely balanced by the action and dramatic bits. An excellent ensemble cast all doing what they do so well. Relative newcomer, Armie Hammer, turns in...

4.0
0

Great Movie!!

This movie has had some bad reviews. Typically they are just WRONG. I went to a packed cinema and at the end I saw lots of smiling faces. It has a mix of comedy and a serious story of how the American rail was forced through Indian Land (I doubt if American Christians want to hear that!!). I found it EASY to follow and Don't agree with "Confused". I get the...

5.0
0

confused

I thought that the movie overall was very uneven. It couldn't make up it's mind between spoof and actioner. Johnny Depp one of the most capable actors in Hollywood and is able to perform across an enormous range, so it was dissapointing to see him essentially present us with Cap'n Jack Sparrow with feathers. I feel that the movie would have benefited from...

2.0
0

Fantastic!

As usual most professional 'critics' saw a different movie to my friend and I, this was just brilliant. Plenty of action, some good laughs, easy to follow story and true to a lot of aspects of the original series. Before viewing I thought Johnny Depp might have overplayed his role but he did a fine job and didn't make it too comedic or silly. Purists might...

5.0
0

Just Brilliant

This is entertainment plus,nothing more nothing less.It has over the top situations(picture a steam train sliding sideways across the desert)with outrageous characters.It did not need to have been called the Lone Ranger except for the music towards the end which gave it away.It is over the top funny at times with a whacky script.There are new original...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but sucks out the fun in the process ...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's all too much and not enough-a succession of disparate, can-you-top-this episodes inelegantly piling up like skidding cars on a freeway.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Descends into nerve-racking incoherence.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The originality dissipates and the oversized thrills do their best to take over on the way to a familiar destination.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The real problem is that, for those who are familiar with the multibillion-dollar "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, there is little fresh or exciting about what we have here.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This attempt for another Pirates of the Caribbean-scaled series tries to have it too many ways tonally, resulting in a work that wobbles and thrashes all over the place.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Though it lacks the sustained manic energy of Rango... [it's] crammed with enough fun matter—rollercoaster train chases, fourth-wall gags—to compensate.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but sucks out the fun in the process ...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's all too much and not enough-a succession of disparate, can-you-top-this episodes inelegantly piling up like skidding cars on a freeway.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Descends into nerve-racking incoherence.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The originality dissipates and the oversized thrills do their best to take over on the way to a familiar destination.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The real problem is that, for those who are familiar with the multibillion-dollar "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, there is little fresh or exciting about what we have here.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This attempt for another Pirates of the Caribbean-scaled series tries to have it too many ways tonally, resulting in a work that wobbles and thrashes all over the place.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Though it lacks the sustained manic energy of Rango... [it's] crammed with enough fun matter—rollercoaster train chases, fourth-wall gags—to compensate.

0

Dull marathon

This movie has plenty of funny moments and both the opening and ending sequences are exciting and visually stunning though what's in between, yeah, hmmm. This movie isn't bad and it is watchable though it's 2 1/2 hour length is way too excessive. Nobody wants to sit through that much unnecessarily extended plot.

2.0
0

Bad

All it needed was a decent story, a memorable lead and an hour cut from the running time. I hear people saying this film has killed the cowboy genre. It's not a cowboy film. It's Pirates in disguise. Fingers crossed it'll go some way to killing the Verbinski genre.

2.0
0

Home on the Range

As a boy I watched re-runs of the lone ranger series and saw a couple of the Lone ranger inspired movies from the 50s & 60s on TV in the 70's (yes they had TV back then). So, I saw this modern re-imagining with a sense of nostalgia. Although I had to look beyond the Disney brand of action and the Jack Sparrow stigmata, I thought the move captured the...

3.0
0

Modern adaptation

A well put together cast that allows the humour and action to combine in a way that anyone can enjoy. Elements humour throughout this is another good performance from Depp. Hammer can hold his own also and shows. This is a great modern rendition of an old classic that left myself and others in the cinema in stitches, cant say I saw one disappointed face...

5.0
0

The Lone Picture

The Lone Ranger I really wasn't expecting much, so I wasn't disappointed. Not as bad as 'Starsky & Hutch' remake or 'Cowboys and Aliens' but close, saved by the whitful remarks (writing) of Depp. He carried the film I felt, which means if you're a Depp fan, then you'll totally love it. You'll love the good guys, and hate the baddies, it's that simple....

3.0
0

A comedy with heart.

A delightfully spoofy movie. A love letter to the cowboy movies of yore. And I don't mean the gritty, high art dramas. Roy Rogers (alas, no singing here, my one complaint) not John Wayne. The humor is nicely balanced by the action and dramatic bits. An excellent ensemble cast all doing what they do so well. Relative newcomer, Armie Hammer, turns...

4.0
0

Great Movie!!

This movie has had some bad reviews. Typically they are just WRONG. I went to a packed cinema and at the end I saw lots of smiling faces. It has a mix of comedy and a serious story of how the American rail was forced through Indian Land (I doubt if American Christians want to hear that!!). I found it EASY to follow and Don't agree with "Confused". I get...

5.0
0

confused

I thought that the movie overall was very uneven. It couldn't make up it's mind between spoof and actioner. Johnny Depp one of the most capable actors in Hollywood and is able to perform across an enormous range, so it was dissapointing to see him essentially present us with Cap'n Jack Sparrow with feathers. I feel that the movie would have benefited from...

2.0
0

Fantastic!

As usual most professional 'critics' saw a different movie to my friend and I, this was just brilliant. Plenty of action, some good laughs, easy to follow story and true to a lot of aspects of the original series. Before viewing I thought Johnny Depp might have overplayed his role but he did a fine job and didn't make it too comedic or silly. Purists...

5.0
0

Just Brilliant

This is entertainment plus,nothing more nothing less.It has over the top situations(picture a steam train sliding sideways across the desert)with outrageous characters.It did not need to have been called the Lone Ranger except for the music towards the end which gave it away.It is over the top funny at times with a whacky script.There are new original...

5.0
0