Com­edy mas­ter Johnny Depp goes na­tive...

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De­spite the ti­tle, it’s Johnny Depp’s Tonto who sets the tone for this sprawl­ing ac­tion com­edy Western. Depp is at his quirki­est play­ing the hero’s kooky Co­manche side­kick, and his dou­ble act with Ar­mie Ham­mer’s up­right law­man John Reid, aka the Lone Ranger, works well. Yes, the film is over­long, over in­dul­gent and un­even, but it’s also full of dead­pan hu­mour, thrills and plenty of gun­play, too.

And when we hear the rous­ing strains of The Wil­liam Tell

Over­ture – theme, of course, to the orig­i­nal Lone Ranger ra­dio and TV series – spurring the he­roes to an­other im­pos­si­ble feat of der­ring-do, it’s hard not to be swept away. Edited. Dir: Gore Verbin­ski 2013, 12, 140min

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