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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frustrating, lazy and lifeless."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"When it comes to mining boys' adventure stories, defaming pirates may be fair game, but stories about western justice and native Americans? Not so much."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"If The Lone Ranger was a character in The Lone Ranger, it'd be the villain."
‑ Andrew Johnson, Movie Mezzanine
"a bloated but entertaining studio juggernaut."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Has its moments, but at 2 1/2 hours, movie tries to do far too much"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Your expectations of how bad The Lone Ranger is can't trump the reality."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Who, exactly, was this bipolar oater made for?"
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"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!""
‑ John Urbancich, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
"Somewhere, around the hour-and-a-half mark, The Lone Ranger makes the fateful decision not to end. Worse, the movie keeps not-ending for another full hour."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Director Gore Verbinski has adopted the more-is-better approach he used in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, crowding the movie with so many extraneous characters and subplots that the film becomes an endurance test."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"How can a Western featuring a madam with a shooting ivory leg be as bad as critics warned? It's not. And 'The Lone Ranger,' for all its flaws, is still a fun popcorn movie."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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"
‑ Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly
"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."
‑ Brian Henry Martin, UTV
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