THE LONE RANGER (2013)
THE LONE RANGER (2013)
Approx. Running minutes 150
Release dates 09/08/2013
BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and injury detail
Director(s) Gore Verbinski
Cast includes Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale, James Frain, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Harry Treadaway
Summary A thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.
- ECI information
BBFCinsight publication date 26/07/2013
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THE LONE RANGER is a Western, following the adventures of the Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto. It is rated 12A for moderate violence and injury detail.
The film contains numerous battle scenes, during which characters are injured or killed with only fleeting sight of blood or injury. Characters fight with pistols, rifles, knives and tomahawks. When bladed weapons are used, no on screen blood is shown at the moment of injury, with only aftermath shots including sight of bloody clothing or, in one or two moments, a little spitting of blood. The film includes a scene in which a villainous character takes out a knife, places it to a character's stomach and stabs him with it. Subsequently it is implied that the villain eats the victim's heart. but this is only implied in a reflection with no injury detail portrayed other than blood on the assailant's hand. Elsewhere in the film a character has his throat cut by a villain, but the figures are shown only in silhouette, meaning that the attack is not clearly shown. One scene features a character repeatedly hitting another in the face, but this is in reaction to cruel taunts and the attacker swiftly realises that his actions are morally wrong.
The film also contains some mild sex references, such as when a character looks through pictures of scantily clad women on playing cards lifted from a dead man's coat. No nudity is shown. Another scene takes place in a brothel but no nudity or sexual activity is depicted. Mild innuendo also occurs as a cavalry officer works his way up to the upper reaches of a woman's leg, but the emphasis is on the fact that she is tricking the man in question and again no nudity is shown. Throughout such sequences a humorous element is present.
There is some mild bad language, including uses of 'damn' and 'hell', along with a single use of the word 'harlot', which the madam of a brothel is branded by the leader of an angry mob.
No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.
- Also known as
- THE LONE RANGER - VUE
- Cinema, IMAX, DVD
- WDSMP UK,Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- Classified date(s)
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- Note to parents
- Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience