Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.
In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Besides the musical reference to Rossini's William Tell Overture, there are at least two operatic plot references. The magic bullet, which can never miss is a plot device in Weber's Der Freischütz, and the silver returning to the river from whence it came, is a reference to the closing of Wagner's Die Götterdämmerung, where the Rhein gold returns to the river, from whence it came. See more »
This movie is set in 1869, but numerous characters carry Colt 1873 Army Revolvers, Winchester 1873 Rifles, and Smith and Wesson 1875 Model #3 Revolvers. See more »
[trying to get Reid to kill Cavendish]
Wendigo cut out brother's heart... where is brother's justice?
I'm not a savage!
You are not a man.
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After the main headline credits, a desert landscape appears and the remainder of the credits scroll over a scene of old Tonto walking very slowly into the distance. See more »
IGNORE any bad reviews of this movie. Here's another great summer comedy (also see The Heat) but without the R rating so it's a good family movie. I laughed and laughed at this movie. I was thinking it was going to be a serious take on the Lone Ranger (yeah, yeah I know...even with Johnny Depp). But very quickly as the movie progressed I was laughing and having a great time watching these two.
Johnny Depp is a master at facial expressions and this type of comedic timing. Sort of like Jack Sparrow but without the flamboyance. I was totally entertained the whole time he was in a scene in this "long" movie which went by very fast. The other actors also did a good supporting job with just enough drama to add to this movie rather than distract.
The scenery is awesome and the action scenes are beautifully photographed or green screened, CGI'd or real...whatever. I have nothing negative to say about this one...funny, no gratuitous sex, violence or language, imo. Just fun. What a nice break...I do believe I'm going to see it again!
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