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The Lone Ranger Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 19, 2013
Particularly repulsive to many Lone Ranger fans may be the way the script, in the film's overly long second half, appears to denigrate American history.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 17, 2013
Stuck with a character they can't really transform or darken, they instead turn him into a galloping joke in a white hat and black mask, which makes it extraordinarily difficult to care about his exploits, no matter how inventively staged they might be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 16, 2013
"This is also notable for a sympathetic depiction of Amerindians that attempts to appease those who might be offended by Tonto. It also proves that FX steam trains are really, really dull."
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 13, 2013
As with most big films these days, The Lone Ranger is about 30 minutes too long...but when the Lone Ranger theme inevitably kicks in for the film's amazing train-borne action finale you can't help go all needles and pins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 12, 2013
The horse is funnier than Armie Hammer who plays the good soldier and lets everyone else around him make an impression while he languishes in bland-ville.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide
July 12, 2013
Disney spent over $200 million to prove The Lone Ranger is too old-fashioned for such a newfangled, smart-aleck world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 12, 2013
The transformation of the title character from naive idealist to vigilante of justice is capped with a perfectly timed device that boosts the film with all its excesses and eccentricities to an exhilarating movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 12, 2013
This irreverent and eccentric epic spoof/critique of American (and movie) history ignores Clayton Moore while embracing the unholy Mad Magazine cinephilia of the animated 'Rango,' the previous Western collaboration between Depp and Verbinski...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
July 12, 2013
A decent- though not spectacular- summer spectacle that goes on for way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 11, 2013
If I'd had anything to do with it, I'd be wearing a balaclava and writing under an assumed name.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
July 11, 2013
There's no reason such a durable set of characters and tropes couldn't ride again. Verbinski and Bruckheimer just aren't the types to do the necessary streamlining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diana Saenger
July 11, 2013
Even Depp Can't Raise Praise For This Film
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 11, 2013
It does have some entertainment value, but what is most notable in this movie are all the missed opportunities to make it a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
July 11, 2013
"Ranger" undone by schizophrenic tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Xan Brooks
July 11, 2013
The Lone Ranger staggers drunkenly from antic comedy to soulful solemnity to bloody horror without ever quite settling, or deciding what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 11, 2013
A strange and fascinating and often thrilling movie artefact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
July 10, 2013
Yeah...this was a mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
July 10, 2013
This is a world too fanciful to be dragged down by anything as crucial as history-it's a world buoyed by faith, and for the faith you give it, it might buoy you right back.
Eric D. Snider
July 10, 2013
It's all weighed down further by a drippy title character who wants to be anything but the title character.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 9, 2013
Mostly handsome, it sounds terrific, and when it wants to be exhilarating, it knows how to be; but the story is an epic disaster of bloat and confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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