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The Lone Ranger

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The Lone Ranger

Gore Verbinski (2013)

143min
12 Certificate
Tomorrow 8pm - 10:20pm BBC Two
HD SUB WIDE
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Review

Our Score
How did an idealistic Texas Ranger become the legendary masked man of mystery? The Lone Ranger's partner Tonto (Johnny Depp) relates the story to a wide-eyed kid at a Wild West sideshow in this visually resplendent adventure. The story mainly revolves around the pair's efforts to thwart a corrupt railway magnate (Tom Wilkinson) from rolling through Comanche territory. Director Gore Verbinski engages in the same kind of myth-making that made the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise such a success, and he's aided enormously by Depp, who delivers yet another wonderfully quirky performance, and relative newcomer Armie Hammer who is perfectly cast as his clean-cut cowboy foil. Verbinski employs classic western vistas like Monument Valley to create a stunning backdrop for brilliantly staged action, helping to distract from a bloated midsection and Helena Bonham Carter's redundant turn as a one-legged madam. Once the iconic Rossini theme tune starts and a runaway train steams towards the finish, it all comes together as absolutely thrilling, top-flight escapism.

Summary

Premiere. A lawyer is left for dead after an ambush in which his Texas ranger brother is killed, but is saved by a mysterious Native American fugitive. Concealing his identity behind a mask, he and his new ally hunt down the outlaws behind the attack - only to find their actions are just part of a larger evil scheme. Western, starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Edited for pre-watershed broadcast.

Cast & Crew

Tonto Johnny Depp
John Reid / The Lone Ranger Armie Hammer
Red Helena Bonham Carter
Dan Reid James Badge Dale
Latham Cole Tom Wilkinson
Butch Cavendish William Fichtner
Captain Jay Fuller Barry Pepper
Barret James Frain
Rebecca Reid Ruth Wilson
Frank Harry Treadaway
Skinny Matt O'Leary
Director Gore Verbinski
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: WDSMP UK Guidance: Edited for content. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Aug 2013

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