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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.

Movie Info

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) Disneymore
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2013
Box Office: $89.3M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Armie Hammer
as John Reid/The Lone R...
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
Matt 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
Todd Anderson
as Mob Member
Beth Bailey
as Mob Member
John Keating
as Young Crier (Hell on...
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 Amer...
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 Congratulate...
Malachi Tsoodle-Nels...
as Red Knee's Young War...
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 (221) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

Well, it sure was a strange and subversive Fourth of July gift Disney decided to give the country.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015

The weirdest summer blockbuster to come down the pike in eons. I have no idea who this movie was made for, but I'm glad that I saw it.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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

Full Review… | April 23, 2015

...funny, exciting, heartfelt, and just full of real joy and great entertainment.

Full Review… | August 5, 2014

If The Lone Ranger was a character in The Lone Ranger, it'd be the villain.

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Lone Ranger

The Long Ranger and Tonto battle a corrupt railroad developer.
For an action film, The Lone Ranger is mostly boring. Sure, some of the action sequences are well-choreographed, and the scenes hold a modicum of suspense, but the plot is so predictable that it fails to hold more than a little interest. What is more, the film is a mixed bag of realism and a Cliff's Notes version of Native mysticism. It's not an overtly racist film, but its treatment of Natives and Tonto speaks of ignorance rather than cruelty.
Johnny Depp plays Jack Sparrow without the British accent, and Armie Hammer is about as bland as they come.
Overall, this film is a poor effort from all involved.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Well....what can I say. I DO NOT think that Johnny Depp was miscast. I think that he was the best part of this silliness. In my opinion, it was the way this entire movie was presented that made it a silly mediocre film. I was a big fan as a kid of the original Lone Ranger, so I was very excited to see how they did this. It wasn't horrid, but it wasn't great, either. Plenty of things to laugh at, or with, though...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


"The Lone Ranger" takes it's source material (somewhat) from the classic television series, and for the most part, this film fails miserably on all levels. Sure it's action sequences may be fun to watch, but the writers honestly had too much material to work with and it seems like too much is going on all at once, while still feeling very slow. Johnny Depp plays the same persona as always, and Armie Hammer just feels miscast in every way. This film has been bashed by critics and normally I would give sympathy to the filmmakers, who in this case have done a technically good job, but it is just one mistake after another and one cliche after the next. "The Lone Ranger," with better direction, better casting, and a much better script, could have been fun, but it's one of the most forgettable films in recent years.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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