“Decent, But Still Mediocre.”
“One Fun Filled Train Ride”
“William Fichtner Gives A Wonderfully Vicious Performance As Butch Cavendish, But Even With His Strong Performance Fichtner Could Not Save The Lone Ranger From Being A Total Disaster Or Going Down As One Of The Worst Films Of The Year.”
“Regardless Of The Fact That It Never Reaches The Level Of The Trio's Previous Work, 'The Lone Ranger' Is Not The Trainwreck Some Would Have You Believe.”
“Don't Ever Do That Again”
“Apart From Johnny Depp's Mildly Entertaining, But Disappointingly Familiar, Supporting Role, The Lone Ranger Fails Miserably...ensuring The Lone Ranger Is Still, And Will Likely Remain Forever, A Dead Icon.”
“The Lone Ranger Is Not The Best Piece Of Western Action We Have Seen, But It Sure Is Fun And Entertaining. Its The Chemistry Between Depp And Hammer Along With The Action That Will Satisfy Moviegoers & Keep Them In Their Seats With A Smile On There Face”
“Hi-Yo White Spirit Horse Take Us Away To The Next Reboot!”
“Entertaining And Funny Piece Of Escape”
“The Lone Ranger Is A Major Disappointment For Those Who Were Looking For A Perfect Take On This Old Franchise And It Proves That Disney Just Can't Make A Western Movie The Right Way.”
“They Should Have Called This Movie Tonto. Do You Know What "tonto" Means In Spanish?”
“Somewhere In There Is An Entertaining Film, But The Lone Ranger Stretches Your Patience Mightily.”
“"A Successful Movie To Watch - Hilarious And Appealing."”
“Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl) Brings A New Vision With The Lone Ranger, And Much To My Surprise, His Is Pretty Damn Entertaining.”
Delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but sucks out the fun in the process ...
Peter Debruge - Variety
This attempt for another Pirates of the Caribbean-scaled series tries to have it too many ways tonally, resulting in a work that wobbles and thrashes all over the place.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
Roger Moore - Movie Nation
Dave White - Movies.com
Bob Mondello - NPR.org
Someone needs to drag this thing out behind the barn and put a silver bullet in its brain. It's the only kindness this movie deserves.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
In the end, The Lone Ranger is one hot mess -- an entertaining one, to be sure, but still a mess.
Charlie McCollum - San Jose Mercury News
The movie takes a more old-fashioned approach to thrills. It appears to showcase as many stuntmen as it does digital compositors.
Jon Niccum - Kansas City Star
The best thing I can say is it's not in 3D. But it's barely one-dimensional...Depp proves that it's possible to overact without ever changing your expression.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
It's all too much and not enough-a succession of disparate, can-you-top-this episodes inelegantly piling up like skidding cars on a freeway.
Keith Uhlich - Time Out New York
Perplexes as much as it entertains with a strong left of centre ideology clashing with the conservative roots of its action western genre.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
The Lone Ranger is a tonally imbalanced Western adventure, but random comedic gems mixed with the perfect dose of Depp make this franchise reawakening a serviceable cinematic escape.
Blake Howard - 2UE That Movie Show
The film has plenty of combustion, but it's almost entirely devoid of charm or genuine excitement.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
Since it's impossible to simultaneously sacrifice and worship a sacred cow, The Lone Ranger feels schizophrenic, a state of affairs that would be forgivable if it delivered as a comedy or Western or even as an brainless piece of summer entertainment.
Alonso Duralde - The Wrap
The plot is rich and colourful and with a hi-ho Silver, non-stop humour and fast action; there is much to enjoy in the company of the incongruous trio of an in-form Depp, dashing Armie Hammer and a scene stealing white horse
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
The film (The Long Ranger at 149 minutes) flits from The Plastic Ranger to The Parody Ranger to The Action Ranger, with the odd couple always along for the ride. And then there is the violence, often quite extended and brutal
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile