The Lone Ranger
In 1933 a boy discovers an ancient Native American in a sideshow carnival tent. The Indian is Tonto (Johnny Depp), the old companion of John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman more famously known as the Lone Ranger. With this opportunity to set the record straight about his and Reid's adventures, Tonto recalls the day in 1869 when he first encountered the man who would be his trusted friend and tells of their teamwork bringing down Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) and other Old West outlaws.
Release Date: July 03, 2013
Runtime: 2 hr 29 min
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Part of the reason the Lone Ranger is not worth your time is that it feels too long. Maybe I had just had enough of all the gun shooting and other violence. Johnny Depp is reliably funny as Tonto, the Lone Ranger's other half, but he can only lift the movie so far. The cannibalistic antagonist was a bit much, especially in one particularly gruesome scene. I wanted to see the Lone Ranger partly because much of it was filmed in scenic Utah; however, I recommend skipping this movie and enjoying the great outdoors instead.July 3rd, 2013 · Details4 Thanks ·
I really struggled with whether this is worth your time or not. I initially voted "Worth Your Time" because there are a lot of movies out there that are worse. But then I felt I was doing my followers and OK.com friends a disservice by casting that vote, so now it's clearly not worth your time.
I liked the fast-paced action, but the movie was needlessly and extremely violent. I grew up loving the Lone Ranger, the lawman lore and code of the old west, but this story was all over the place and unfulfilling. They didn't even play the theme song until the very end. it's no shocker that Disney will lose millions on this film. I came away disappointed.
To get a vibe for this movie, imagine "Pirates of the Caribbean" in the Utah desert. Chris Hicks called it "Pirates of the Prairie," which I thought was accurate. Imagine taking the character of Capt. Jack Sparrow and placing him as an Indian sidekick in the "Mask of Zorro." That's what I was reminded of as I watched this film.
They portray this Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) as a clueless doofus. Johnny Depp was funny at times, but I don't know if he was right for the role of Tonto. He was too Capt. Jack Sparrow. The bird on his head will leave some confused. Both villans were creepy and sinister, at least they got that right.July 15th, 2013 · Details2 Thanks ·
Too much violence. Too much killing. I loved the Lone Ranger TV series when I was a kid. The Lone Ranger and Tonto were respected. This movie mocks the characters and values of the good old days. Sad to see the distuction of a noble character.July 10th, 2013 · Details2 Thanks ·
1. I liked the movie a lot more than I thought I would. Despite many flaws, it was solid entertainment.
2. Like Batman Begins and Man of Steel, this movie looked to re-invent a classic, by giving new back-story and origins to what we already know and love.
3. Utah is so beautiful, and this movie shows it off. I wonder how many people think Texas looks like that?
4. It was too violent. We had to turn our heads a couple of times. That was disappointing.
5. The comedy was great. Especially Tonto and the horse.
6. The movie made me laugh, but it also made me reflect on the tragic history of our country and the native Americans.
7. Armie Hammer was a great Lone Ranger.
8. I liked the back-stories for Tonto, The Lone Ranger, the silver bullet, the mask, and more. But I wish they'd tell these back-stories more quickly, and get to the action.
9. The acting was great all around.
10. I don't remember how and why I had an affinity for the Lone Ranger as a kid. I remember High-Ho Silver, Away!, Tonto, the mask, and the music - but I'm not sure exactly how.
11. The train action piece at the end set to the William Tell Overture was thrilling!
12. Finally, it was basically Pirates of the Caribbean, set in the west and on trains. Need proof?
a) Both movies produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
b) Both movies directed by Gore Verbinski
c) Both movies starred Johnny Depp
d) Both movies written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
e) Both movies were scored by Hans Zimmer (In fact, at one moment, the same musical cues were used for Tonto as were for Jack Sparrow)
f) Both movies had the same editor
g) Both movies were meant to be blockbusters for Disney
h) Both movies had the same casting director
i) Both movies had the same costume designer...I think you get the point.2 Thanks ·
I don't like to be so negative and very seldom am but this film was a disappointment to me. One scene shows a dead man's body being dragged and the back of his head is dragged on the ground and a horse leaves droppings on the ground after doing its thing and the man's head is dragged across it. It is gross but not funny. In one scene a few rabbits fight over some cooked meat. I kid you not. This movie is a letdown and not just for its lack of focus. There is strong violence throughout including some bloody scenes. A lot of people are shot. In addition, the language is quite strong and is uttered often. This one is not family friendly and sadly, not very entertaining either... See Full Review1 Thank ·
...parents may assume, going in, that "The Lone Ranger" (Disney) -- a big-screen attempt to provide an answer to that now 80-year-old question -- is a family-friendly project geared to kids. Alas, for a variety of reasons, especially the film's treatment of religion, such an assumption would be dead wrong.1 Thank ·
Even after all the horrible reviews and tanking at the box-office, I still wanted to see this film cause I use to watch re-runs of the original TV show as a kid. Well that was a huge mistake. Not only is this film bad, but it is 150 minutes of bad. They used the same formula they used on Pirates of the Caribbean 2, 3 and 4 which is instead of focusing on a good story they focused on explosions and over the top stunts. If they were looking to make this a franchise they should of done what they did with the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" where they had a simple story but great character development and great but not over the top action.
I feel like they didn't know what age group they wanted to make this for. There is a ton of things that would only appeal top kids but the violence is too much for them. Just not overall a good tone from start to finish. On the bright side I think Disney lost enough money on this film that we won't be seeing a second one.January 13th, 2014 · Details
I have two main criticisms of this movie. First, it was two and a half hours long. They could have trimmed that to two hours. Second, it was a bizarre mixture of modern violence and grit and the more traditional lighthearted hero flick, making the overall tone swing up and down. With ClearPlay filtering things, it skews more toward the lighthearted side, which is where the strength of the movie lies. The Lone Ranger has plenty of comedy and action and visual flair to be entertaining, just don’t go into it with high expectations... See Full ReviewJanuary 2nd, 2014 · Details
I want to say this is worth your time but it really probably isn't. It takes about an hour to explain why the Lone Ranger is who he is. The next hour and a half is a movie in and of itself. So, in other words this a long movie. Secondly, there is a scene where the army is battling the Native Americans that sent me over the edge. It really wasn't necessary and made me not like the movie.December 31st, 2013 · Details
Terrible. I can't believe this is a Disney movie. They should've brought back Hollywood Pictures, since Touchstone is in a deal with DreamWorks that will last forever.November 23rd, 2013 · Details
This is NOT a family friendly movie! Since when has so much violence become so commonplace that Disney gave it the "OK" to depict it? Had I known about the graphic violence before hand I would not have taken my four year old child to see it. As a Gulf War veteran with PTSD, some of those scenes were just too much, I had to get up and walk out. This is not something Disney should have put their name on. Sadly, later in the afternoon when my four year old wanted to play "Cowboys", he shot me and after I laid down pretending to be shot, he then wanted to eat my heart. I can only hope the memory of this movie leaves his head quickly.August 12th, 2013 · Details
My wife and I went and watched this, even after all the bad rap this movie is getting. We absolutely loved it. There was a lot of action and gun shooting, yes there is a scene where the villain stabs a guy and eats his heart, but they pan away and it's only implied. You don't see it full blown, it really could have been worse, the action/violence isn't as bad as critics are saying. Some say it's too long, but my wife and I didn't think so, I mean how many people sit through the Lord of The Rings or the Hobbit and don't have problems with the length. Also, the story and humor were great, both actors did a great job. I think these media critics are ruining a good movie, and I believe many will go and rent it and find out that these critics were wrong. It's an excellent film, if you enjoyed the first pirates of the caribbean movie, you will probably enjoy this one.August 5th, 2013 · Details
The plot was shakey. The characters were not developed well. I can say I'm "Depped Out". This would make a good rental from Redbox for a large group of people so you don't have to sink more than a dime into this movie.July 22nd, 2013 · Details
The movie brought me back to the western times. It was Interesting seeing a non technology movie in todays day and age (which is what makes it unique). If you are worried about violence, you would see more in Iron man.
Overall I thought it was a movie worth my time (money is a different story).July 12th, 2013 · Details
The folks behind ‚ÄúPirates of the Caribbean‚Äù have reunited for a reboot of ‚ÄúThe Lone Ranger,‚Äù but this is more like the overstuffed sequels than the fresh and charming original. Everything is out of balance in this bloated two and a half-hour endurance challenge... See Full ReviewJuly 11th, 2013 · Details
The villain eats a mans heart. 'Nuff said.
a little too long but entertainingJuly 6th, 2013 · Details
Great movie, but LOTS of violence... and cannibalism :o
It‚Äôs only after a difficult, mishmash of two hours that someone realizes ‚ÄúThe Lone Ranger‚Äù is supposed to be fun. Finally, they crank up the ‚ÄúWilliam Tell Overture‚Äù (the ‚ÄúLone Ranger theme‚Äù music) and it‚Äôs off to the races!
That‚Äôs the movie I came to see! What in heaven‚Äôs name were they thinking? I still believe it will have a huge opening weekend ‚Äî right up until the word gets out that ‚ÄúThe Lone Ranger‚Äù is a complete tin-horned mess... See Full Review
The film is both loaded with train wrecks and is a train wreck. Depp's portrayal of Tonto as the brains behind the creation of the Lone Ranger is meant to right previous wrongs. Hollywood has hardly ever gotten it right when it comes to Native Americans on television and in films, and The Lone Ranger serves to feed into the clich√©s and even comes up with a few new ones with which to insult the Native American population... See Full Review
THE LONE RANGER has state-of-the-art special effects, great photography, lighter moments, and trademark antics from Johnny Depp. Silver, the Lone Ranger‚Äôs white horse, almost steals the show. The music is also incredible. However, the storyline is very convoluted. Worse, the action violence is relentless and even brutal at times... See Full Review
Pirates of the Caribbean has invaded the old west in this version of The Lone Ranger. With Pirates franchise director Gore Verbinski at the helm and Johnny Depp playing the iconic Tonto, it is no wonder the film‚Äôs previews give us a familiar feeling. But before you pack up the kids and grandkids to see this new adventure, with fond memories of the old television series or the radio show that invented these characters racing through your head, know that this masked man is not like the one you remember... See Full Review