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THE LONE RANGER <span>(2013)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 150

Release dates 09/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and injury detail

Genre(s) Western

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 Western following the adventures of the Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 26/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE LONE RANGER is a Western, following the adventures of the Lone Ranger and his friend Tonto. It is rated 12 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.



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Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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