Written October 28, 2014
Don't listen to critics...this was a great Depp movie! These two actors made a very good team. We were surprised at how much we enjoyed the movie, since ALL the critics were dumping on it, but we have learned NOT to listen to professional critics...they have seen too many movies, and just have to pick apart every performance instead of enjoying the movies. The movie made me laugh, cry, and now I'm using lines from the movie. Go See this Movie, and STOP listening to critics. Nelda B.
Written December 18, 2014
My husband and i thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
It was action packed, full of surprises-some silly but fun.Johnie Depp was fabulous as Tonto, the story line was amazing and Silver was the best horse ever. I highly recommend this.
Written December 22, 2014
This show is a little dark in places but with some action violence as expected in most westerns. The story line is more detailed in how the Ranger becomes the Lone Ranger vs the original TV show. Over all I liked the move enjoyed Depp's performance. It kept me entertained through the whole movie. I say go see it. I would give it 3 out of 4 stars.
Written September 21, 2014
Imagine being the very last speaker of your language and that all your people had been hunted and killed. That is what happened to the Native American called Ishi, who, after years of hiding out in remote hills of California, walked out into "civilization". What happened? anthropologists studied him and even put him on display in a glass case on Sundays in the museum on the campus of UC Berkeley.
In this remake of the much watched tv show, a young boy in a museum witnesses the old Indian in a diorama come alive. it's a metaphor for the Euroamerican desire to know the people whose civilization they disrupted, and a riff on any kid's ability to make the imaginary real.
But although the movie is framed by the Indian in the glass case, all that transpires once he exits his glass world is funny, wry, and smart. Tonto isn't just the sidekick, he is the twisted, all too human intellect behind the heroic acts that the handsome, naive Ranger attempts. it's a rollicking adventure. Go.
Written July 06, 2013
I almost didn't go because of the movie review in the Boston Globe , but my son wanted to see it and we got a 2 for 1 deal so I said ok. If you grew up in the 50s -60s you might like it too! it was hilarious!! I like Johnny Depp and he totally becomes TONTO. It's not a great literary film but just a fun summer movie. It was definitely better than I expected.