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The Lone Ranger (2013)



Critic Consensus: Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp make for an appealing pair of leads, but they're not enough to make up for The Lone Ranger's bland script, bloated length, and blaring action overkill.

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. (c) Disney

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Armie Hammer
as John Reid/The Lone Ranger
William Fichtner
as Butch Cavendish
Ruth Wilson
as Rebecca Reid
Helena Bonham Carter
as Red Harrington
JD Cullum
as Wendell
Saginaw Grant
as Chief Big Bear
W. Earl Brown
as Mustached Ranger
Robert Baker
as Navarro
Lew Temple
as Hollis
Joseph E. Foy
as Boy Tonto
Leon Rippy
as Collins
Stephen Root
as Habberman
Randy Oglesby
as Shareholder
Brad Greenquist
as Shareholder
Rance Howard
as Engineer
Travis Hammer
as Young Cavendish
Steve Corona
as Young Cole
Matthew Page
as Soldier #3
Jack Axelrod
as Telegraph Operator
Laina Loucks
as Rosalie
Devon J. Adams
as Dancer (Red's)
Desirae Anslover
as Dancer (Red's)
Charlotte Cormier
as Dancer (Red's)
Megan Pribyl
as Dancer (Red's)
Briana VanSchuyver
as Dancer (Red's)
Julie Stracener
as Dancer (Red's)
Chad Randall
as Pawing Drunk
Jason E. Hill
as Mob Member
Todd Anderson
as Mob Member
Beth Bailey
as Mob Member
John Keating
as Young Crier (Hell on Wheels)
Stephen Brodie
as Soldier #1
Will Koberg
as Soldier #2
Tad Jones
as VP Colfax
Robin McGee
as Old Crier
Bob Rumnock
as Stove Pipe
Tait Fletcher
as Grizzled Soldier
Alex Knight
as Soldier #4
David Midthunder
as Fuller's Native American Scout
Pokey Lafarge
as Band at Red's
Joseph Glynn
as Band at Red's
Adam Hoskins
as Band at Red's
Ryan Koenig
as Band at Red's
Tom E. Rostkowski
as Man Who Congratulates Cole
Malachi Tsoodle-Nelson
as Red Knee's Young Warrior
Sean Durham
as Calvalry Guard
R.J. Kirkhope
as Calvalry
Will Kirkhope
as Calvalry
Kenneth Love
as Calvalry
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Critic Reviews for The Lone Ranger

All Critics (247) | Top Critics (63)

Guess what? It's not actually that bad.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In short, the "spirit guide" of this film would be an odious trash heap.

May 10, 2016 | Full Review…

A horrifically boring movie that feels like a long lost sequel to Wild Wild West (1999), another big-budget western disaster.

April 23, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

This isn't the complete disaster of Wild Wild West, but that's only because none of the $250 million was spent to turn Kenneth Branagh into a mechanical spider.

January 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Depp has done the kooky, costumed character shtick so many times, it's no longer surprising to see him bury his index finger into the desert sand, then lick it

September 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The first genuinely characterful action blockbuster of the summer: both a big, beautifully realised throwback to Hollywood Boy's Own storytelling and an intelligent revision of Old West history.

August 12, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lone Ranger


It is true that it is overlong and has an irregular pace (some editing required), but it manages to be a very entertaining popcorn movie, making the best of it all with a delicious slapstick humor, a gorgeous production design, top-notch visual effects and an amazing score.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


While beautifully filmed and with great effects, this remake of the classic TV show suffers from a really long first act. Shortened by about 20 minutes this would have been a much leaner film. It also does not always find the right tone between its silliness and the violence. The great and fun showdown redeems some of that. If only the film had more of that over the top comic action.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

The action scenes were well done, and I enjoyed Johnny Depp's acting, but I didn't like the story. For instance, if you are going to native legends to raise the dead, then make the rest of the movie honour native legends - plus if they are just building a railroad, there is not going to be two parallel tracks for the dueling trains scenes at the end of the movie.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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