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The Lone Ranger Reviews

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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
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
Eileen Jones
The Jacobin
July 4, 2013
If you see The Lone Ranger and actually pay attention to all the maddening elements that resist fitting together, you might find it's a more enjoyable film to think and talk about than it is to watch.
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
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-
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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
Josep Parera
La Opinion
July 3, 2013
"'The Lone Ranger' takes forever to get to its final destination"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
July 7, 2013
Too long, too weird and too darn tootin' unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
July 2, 2013
There's no shame in getting upstaged by Johnny Depp. Coming up third behind a dead crow, however, signals trouble.
John Serba
July 3, 2013
Depp's performance isn't nearly endearing enough to make the onslaught of vulgar flapdoodle tolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Kendrick
July 3, 2013
Certain audience members will enjoy this Lone Ranger but it's style over substance that fails to elevate the series in any meaningful (or particularly exciting) way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
July 1, 2013
The Lone Ranger may feature excellent direction from Gore Verbinski, but it is a tonally disastrous mess as a whole, and features perhaps the single worst performance of Johnny Depp's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
July 3, 2013
[Verbinski] crams as much big-budget exhilaration into his movie as its origin story will permit, creating a film less about its namesake as it is large-scale action sequences, explosions, and CGI stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
William Bibbiani
July 2, 2013
Tries so hard to be every kind of movie at once that it ends up being no kind of movie at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
July 2, 2013
Cursed with useless dialogue, non-existent chemistry and (the worst sin of all) a boring story, "The Lone Ranger" proves that not even the Independence Day spirit horse always backs the right man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.25/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
July 2, 2013
James Badge Dale at least makes the most of his little screen time; couldn't we have had him be the lone ranger?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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
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