The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

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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The Lone Ranger / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

You can’t fault Disney for pitching The Lone Ranger as ‘Pirates of the Wild West’. But while you can hold a bright candle to that comparison, Gore Verbinski’s ability to imitate the earnest enjoyment of its source material is what really shines through.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Descends into nerve-racking incoherence.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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

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