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2.6
857 Ratings

The Lone Ranger

Directed by Gore Verbinski
United States, 2013
Western, Action, Adventure

Synopsis

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish.

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The Lone Ranger Directed by Gore Verbinski

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Americans rejected the notion of watching its storied past as essentially violent. The Lone Ranger attempted to have it both ways. It’s a rollicking adventure film with a spring in its step, cut with a disturbing, angry lesson in alternative history. The narrative we choose to ignore.
March 03, 2015
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The dovetailed histories of film and the 19th-century western expansion provides plenty of grist for Verbinski’s mill, but he’s an able enough builder to erect something resembling a grand design of his own. If the movie remains deeply imperfect, it’s only because the ingenuity of its moment-by-moment, sequence-by-sequence construction far outpaces the uncertainty of its lumpy script…
January 09, 2014
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…The film makes history a game, a play-area for myth. That’s a lot to tackle in a popcorn blockbuster… Where Django Unchained is bluntly righteous, and moral, The Lone Ranger is somehow both oblique and open, allowing characters to change their minds as their understanding of the world’s machinations become complicated by a “reality” forever out of balance and frankly up for debate.
November 11, 2013
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