The Lone Ranger | PG-13
PG-13 Directed by Gore Verbinski
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 unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter
RogerEbert | Matt Zoller Seitz
For all its miscalculations, this is a personal picture, violent and sweet, clever and goofy. It's as obsessive and overbearing as Steven Spielberg's "1941" — and, I'll bet, as likely to be re-evaluated twenty years from now, and described as "misunderstood." (Read More)
Philadelphia Inquirer | Steven Rea
A wild, wacky, wide-screen reimagining of the vintage radio serial and TV series, the film - with Armie Hammer in the hat and mask, galloping across Texas righting wrongs, and Depp as his trusty Indian sidekick, Tonto - is an epic good time. (Read More)
USA Today | Claudia Puig
It's a 2 1/2-hour slog, with tonal inconsistencies and monotonous, drawn-out action sequences. Scenes alternate between frenetic and tedious. (Read More)
In this retread, it feels as though the movie's makers knew the story but lost the character. And the Lone Ranger is all about character. It's his main reason for being. Without it, what lies behind the mask can get pretty ugly. (Read More)
Message: Corporate and criminal greed eventually backfire on their perpetrators.