Scott Anderson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Holy shit, Gore Verbinski. Exactly zero of your films deserve to be 150 minutes in length. Learn to friggin cut a scene here or there for the sake of proper pacing and a more enjoyable all around experience.
The thing is, I actually liked The Lone Ranger more than I thought I would. This is the rare optimistic two star rating, because going in I really thought this would be dreadful and it wasn't. The film knows how to have a bit of fun and delivers some wonderfully realized, exciting set pieces, but good god I thought it would never end.
So much nonsense and silliness that could have been chopped off. If this film loses some of the bloat, it ends up being a pretty decent summer blockbuster.