Parents' Guide to

The Lone Ranger

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Hi-ho, Silver! '50s-style Western gunplay abounds.

Movie NR 1956 83 minutes
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If you're interested in seeing a film that epitomizes all things Western before the 1960s, this installment of THE LONE RANGER is hard to top. Fast-paced action, archetypal characters who occasionally veer into stereotypes, greedy cattleranchers, wise Native American chiefs, vengeful young braves, along with battles with guns, rifles, arrows, and even dynamite, make this an engaging 83 minutes.

As a Western, it has pretty much all the tropes of the genre except a climactic shootout and a saloon-clearing fistfight. For parents and grandparents who grew up with The Lone Ranger, this is an exciting way to introduce the character and his trusty sidekick Tonto to younger viewers.

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