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The Lone Ranger

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the tales that transformed John Reid, a prosecutor, into a Texas ranger and a legend of justice.
Title: The Lone Ranger
Publisher: [Burbank, California?] :, Disney,, 2013.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (approx. 149 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Series:
Notes: Bonus features: bloopers.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Summary: Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the tales that transformed John Reid, a prosecutor, into a Texas ranger and a legend of justice.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material.
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Statement of Responsibility: directed by Gore Verbinski ; screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio ; produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski ; Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present ; a Blind Wink, Infinitum Nihil production ; a Gore Verbinski film ; Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor: Burbank, California] :, distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Credits: Director of photography, Bojan Bazelli ; editors, Craig Wood, James Haygood ; music, Hans Zimmer ; screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe.
Performers: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter.
System Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (2.40:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisons; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby digital 2.0 for descriptive audio track.
Other Language: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional French or Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Optional video description soundtrack.
Subject Headings: West (U.S.) Drama. Fugitives from justice Drama. Railroads Corrupt practices Drama. Tonto (Fictitious character) Drama. Lone Ranger (Fictitious character) Drama. Texas Rangers Drama.
Genre/Form: Western films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Western films.
Topical Term: Fugitives from justice
Railroads
Tonto (Fictitious character)
Lone Ranger (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: 109374
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Jul 18, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Big budgeted and entertaining.

Jun 11, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Going in I knew the critics did not favour The Lone Ranger, so I watched it closely. Put me in a minority, I really liked it. One critic I admire, Steven Greydanus, see decentfilms.com, thinks that the legend of the Lone Ranger is not paid due respect here since this LR does not come off as outstandingly heroic. He also despairs that the film mocks almost everything - the US, the US military, the Presbyterians, native spirituality, and so forth. I believe he is correct to a certain degree; however, I think the film can be interpreted differently. The LR is noble to begin with. He refuses to carry a gun, believing that justice comes from the law court and not vengeful murder. He fights for the the safety of women and children, recognizes the equality of the Indian with the white man, and is respectful even to the madam of a bordello. He grows into his hero persona in a mystical way with the aid of a rather magical horse and an uncanny ability to ride and shoot - when he finally does pick up a gun. The movie may mock many things, but ultimately it is mocking them because they are not living up to what they ought to be. Spoiler Alert. If the military is blindly cutting down the natives, if the authorities are in league with the villain, if industry is run corruptly, then it must be challenged. The LR is unwittingly nieve to the corruption, and many things, but when he discovers it, he fights it, for the sake of honour, truth and virtue. Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp pair very well and are quite funny. Gore Verbinski has left his Pirates of the Carribbean mark on the film in many ways. Depp fidgets with a pocket watch in this film as much as he does a compass in Pirates. Butch Cavendish's motley crew of bandits are very much like the odd crew of the Black Pearl. The whole film, like Pirate's, is epic, magical and imaginative. Every frame is shot with intention and has effect. Take note of the scene where the LR briefly comes out of unconsciousness to witness the brutality of the villain. You can see the villain's actions, too horrific for us to look at directly, reflected in the LR's eye. The film is worth watching. Enjoy!

Jun 04, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not the best film in the world, it's a very slow movie, but worth watching if just for the train scene at the end! Very, very funny!

Jun 03, 2014
  • re_discover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The lack of continuity really irked me. For example, Tonto mentions refrigeration and the soldiers use machine guns.

May 19, 2014
  • jackandbean rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Don"t believe the bad comments. I would recommend this film and tell others too try it for themselves!

May 12, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not sure why it was so maligned...maybe because I don't have as much familiarity with Johnny Depp in his Pirates role than others who have commented?

May 11, 2014
  • e278 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with all comments here: I wouldn't recommend it; it would better be named "Capt. Jack goes Indian"; (which probably is an improvement over yet another pirates movie), it was watchable, it had funny moments, it made the point - there are other points of view in history, or even icons.

May 08, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ok I get that this wasnt the Lone Ranger story we grew up and is in fact a newly done remake, but my issue is with Johnny Depp's portrayal of Tonto, and how it comes off as a Captain Jack knockoff. Is no reflection on Depp because he's a terrific actor, but I felt the director and writers shouldve stuck to the traditional way Tonto has been depicted. The plus is that it's a western tale and I love westerns, and the Lone Ranger is a favorite of mine, but the whole supernatural element left me lost. Anyhow if you enjoy this sort of thing, you could do worse.

May 03, 2014
  • Vrouk rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Long, boring, and fails in almost every way. Yes, a few fun "Captain Jack" moments, which seemed completely out of place in this story but otherwise not worth your time.

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Jul 02, 2014
  • yellow_wombat_19 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 18, 2014
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Apr 21, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Hey Josie it's too bad we don't have time to bury these fellows. The Buzzards' have to eat, so do the warms.” -The outlaw José Wales

Apr 21, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“I don’t know who smells worse him or the pig sh#t that’s in this bottle.”
The High Plaines Drifter

Jan 04, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tonto (spying Silver on a tree branch, wearing the Lone Ranger's cowboy hat): "...Something very wrong with that horse..."

Dec 26, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tonto: [translating "kemosabe"] Wrong brother.

Latham Cole: I want to show you something. From the time of Alexander the Great, no man could travel faster than a horse that carried him. Not anymore. Imagine; time and space, under the mastery of man, power makes emperors and kings... look like fools. Whoever controls this, controls the future.

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