Written September 27, 2014
Loved it as did all 8 of us that went. Johnny Depp was terrific as was Armie Hammer. As children of the 50's and our kids we all just thought it was one of the best of the year. The Monument Valley scenery was so familiar to the old time cowboy films. A must see for sure.
Written November 25, 2014
What a hoot! Johnny Depp at his usual level. Great cast, great action and Really great sound. Well worth the price and the time. Can't wait for the DVD. See It!
Written December 01, 2014
The critics in advance of this movie's release were needlessly harsh I thought. The movie was a lot of fun, the action was just right without being 2 hours of explosions, and Depp-Hammer had good chemistry together, the music is rousing along with the well known "Lone Ranger Theme" ("William Tell Overture" by Rossini).
The story is set around the time of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad with crooked politicians in bed with criminals presenting themselves as legitimate businessmen whereas the good men are the outlaws (Reid and Tonto). It's interesting watching Reid doggedly pursue justice via the law and not killing even when all those around him are perfectly willing to take a life.
For those critical of Depp, they should look into the painting his appearance was based on first. In the movie, he is thoroughly entertaining and a great part of this old west dynamic duo.
This is definitely a case where you should go enjoy a fun summer flick
Written August 27, 2014
You will both enjoy this action-packed adventure. I don't quite understand all the harsh criticism. Yes, I'll admit the movie was a little long, and I wasn't thrilled by the scenes they used to "narrate" the film, but it definitely entertained me. I'm not a huge fan of westerns, so I was happy with the comedic parts. As far as the violence goes, I honestly don't understand the people who say it is too violent. Most PG-13 movies I've seen are much more violent than this one. Avengers, Iron Man, etc. Johnny Depp was amazing, as usual. Armie Hammer was pretty good and deserves more credit than the critics are giving him. I loved the "real" effects as opposed to so many CGI-heavy effects we are used to seeing in the theater. In summary, I really enjoyed it...and I'm a 37-year-old stay-at-home mother of 3 young children! So, take your husbands. ;-)
Written November 22, 2014
If you are not a western fan or know the story of the lone ranger its a little boring. About 2 hours of waiting to see like last bit of action.