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Still shot from the movie: The Lone Ranger.

The Lone Ranger

Who is the man behind the mask? Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp), who rides by his side insuring justice in the wild west, may be the best person to explain the legend of the Lone Ranger. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 150
Theater Release: 03 Jul 2013
Video Release: 17 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The original Lone Ranger was a radio show started at station WXYZ in 1933. The show’s inventors, George Trendle and Fran Striker, created a code of conduct, sometimes referred to as the Lone Ranger Creed, to guide the writers of Lone Ranger stories. How well do you feel this version adheres to this creed?

Do you think it’s appropriate to market toys to children that are connected to a movie of this nature? What other films with adult themes have had similar marketing campaigns?

How do you feel about the casting of a non-aboriginal as a Native American character? What stereotypical depictions are used in the portrayal of different ethnicities within this film? How might this affect the way audiences view these groups?

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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