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The Lone Ranger Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 9, 2013
A film that is at once divinely silly, surprisingly deep and deceptively complex.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
July 9, 2013
A fresh look at the Lone Ranger legend with Johnny Depp outstanding as Tonto.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Beck
July 8, 2013
There's a solid story in here somewhere, but sadly it's suffocated under layers and layers of overindulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 8, 2013
If you can embrace the easy-going spectacle of it all and its general respect for the Lone Ranger legacy, you'll probably enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 8, 2013
Your expectations of how bad The Lone Ranger is can't trump the reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 7, 2013
The Lone Ranger is a film that doesn't know what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cole Smithey
July 7, 2013
Just as important as what Gore Verbinski's gleefully post-modern Western isn't, is what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
July 7, 2013
Each decade gets the western it deserves. For our time we get the very essence of soulless corporate excess and celebrity self-regard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
July 7, 2013
Too long, too weird and too darn tootin' unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
July 7, 2013
I expected a mess of epic proportions, in many ways it is (almost any scene with Depp in it), but it is bold, visionary, and truly a unique piece of blockbuster filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 6, 2013
Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer project a humorous chemistry with each other while portraying Tonto and the Lone Ranger. But Silver runs away with this rollicking Western action comedy.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 6, 2013
The good bits are like the seeds that end up on the bottom of bird cages, tasty tidbits momentarily visible before getting covered in crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Martain
The Mercury
July 6, 2013
I laughed, I had fun, but there is something annoyingly non-committal about the direction and tone. And why not just call it "Tonto" and be done with it? Who are we kidding?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 5, 2013
Yes, there's a cloud of dust. Yes, there's a hearty 'Hi-yo, Silver!' And yes, there's a marvelous chase scene to the 'William Tell Overture.' But it takes a long, long time before 'The Lone Ranger' transitions into the iconic masked lawman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
July 5, 2013
A complete tonal disaster and one of the goofiest attempts at trying to execute a western with an action/adventure aesthetic
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
July 5, 2013
It begins and ends with a bang. Too bad the fuse fizzled out somewhere in the middle.This could have been the best film of the summer with some simple tinkering. But as it stands, it's just an okay movie with some spectacular action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
July 5, 2013
Despite the padding, "The Lone Ranger" moves extremely well, capturing many of the qualities that made "Pirates of the Caribbean" so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 5, 2013
Overblown, stupid, loud, unfunny, and completely maddening in its undisguised assumption that you'll swallow this nonsense whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 5, 2013
Bloated and uneven attempt to revive a long dead franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 5, 2013
It's ultimately clear that the only thing standing in the way of The Lone Ranger's unqualified success is its severe overlength...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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