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The Lone Ranger Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The Lone Ranger is a weird mixture of daffy slapstick and deadly seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
July 11, 2016
Verbinski delivers a delirious final action sequence that transforms the movie from timid to full-bodied and rousing, but it's too little, too late.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 19, 2016
You thought, 'Wow! Another cool, Jack Sparrow-type makeup job-check out the dead crow on his head!' All one can say of 'The Lone Ranger': what a waste of an excellent costume.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Monica Castillo
Bitch Media
May 10, 2016
In short, the "spirit guide" of this film would be an odious trash heap.
J. Olson
April 15, 2016
If 1999's "Wild Wild West" was the deathblow for the big budget western, "The Lone Ranger" is the belated shower of dirt that should finally put the genre to rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
While there is much good to say about this outrageous reboot of The Lone Ranger, there are also flaws that keep it from being totally successful, starting with a frame story that just doesn't make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
Well, it sure was a strange and subversive Fourth of July gift Disney decided to give the country.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 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.
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
A horrifically boring movie that feels like a long lost sequel to Wild Wild West (1999), another big-budget western disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Hughes
August 5, 2014
...funny, exciting, heartfelt, and just full of real joy and great entertainment.
Andrew Johnson
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014
If The Lone Ranger was a character in The Lone Ranger, it'd be the villain.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
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.
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
a bloated but entertaining studio juggernaut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
October 1, 2013
A sense of joy in Verbinski's action runs through and energizes the entire film, and it's an ingratiating quality that should not be so easily and quickly dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
September 22, 2013
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 30, 2013
Has its moments, but at 2 1/2 hours, movie tries to do far too much
John Urbancich
Your Movies (
August 17, 2013
It's certainly not your ol' man's "Lone Ranger," Kemo Sabe, but there's still plenty of kicks and stunts to make you wanna shout, "Hi-O, Silver! Away!"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2013
The Lone Ranger is a noisy, never-ending nonsensical mess, which easily tops the flops in the silly season of summer blockbusters. Last year, director Gore Verbinski made the Oscar winning animation Rango, this year, he's flogging a dead horse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 12, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 12, 2013
Yes, this $250million reboot is overlong, over indulgent and tonally uneven, but it's also stuffed full of deadpan comedy, breakneck thrills and breathtaking visual spectacle.
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