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‘The Lone Ranger’

by Kaori Shoji

Special To The Japan Times

Director: Gore Verbinski

Language: English

Johnny Depp’s Tonto may be the sidekick to Armie Hammer’s daring Lone Ranger, but really it’s the guy with the bird on his head who steals the show. Crammed with overblown action sequences and splendid scarlet-and-orange sunsets over jagged mountain tops, this is first-class entertainment cinema that, uh, carefully treads its away around historically dicey issues. Watch how you go, kemosabe.