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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. Read critic reviews

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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.

Cast & Crew

Armie Hammer
John Reid, The Lone Ranger
William Fichtner
Butch Cavendish
Tom Wilkinson
Latham Cole
Ruth Wilson
Rebecca Reid
Saginaw Grant
Chief Big Bear
Joaquín Cosio
Jesus
Justin Haythe
Screenwriter
Ted Elliott
Screenwriter
Terry Rossio
Screenwriter
Mike Stenson
Executive Producer
Chad Oman
Executive Producer
Ted Elliott
Executive Producer
Terry Rossio
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Johnny Depp
Executive Producer
Eric Ellenbogen
Executive Producer
Eric McLeod
Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer
Original Music
Bojan Bazelli
Cinematographer
Craig Wood
Film Editor
James Haygood
Film Editor
Jess Gonchor
Production Design
Mark "Crash" McCreery
Production Design
Penny Rose
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  • May 19, 2020
    (I wrote a very long and comprehensive review about this but I lost it in a browser crash so we'll have to make do with just one paragraph). Watching The Lone Ranger, every now and then, I could genuinely see the spark of a good movie trying its darndest to shine through. With a lot of changes, (foremost amongst them, a change of cast in the two leads) this might have been something special, I really can see how it could have been. But that wasn't the movie we got. We got this, and it is very disappointing.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2016
    enjoyed it more than i thought i would. genuinely funny moments mostly thanks to johnny depp being cast as the native american. the horse had more of a central role than the ranger!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2016
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2016
    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 L Super Reviewer

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