Jerry Bruckheimer on "The Lone Ranger": "A Brave, Wonderful Film"

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Though widely regarded as a summer movie flop, “The Lone Ranger” is getting some high praise from its producer, Jerry Bruckheimer.

At the Summer Television Critics” Association tour on Monday (July 29), the longtime film and television producer compared the Disney flick to another late bloomer.

Defending the movie, Jerry said, “It reminds me of a critic who called “Flashdance” a “toxic dump.” Ten years later (the critic) said, This is really a good movie. I missed it.” I think (Lone Ranger) going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film.”

With a reported budget of $250 million, the film starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer has grossed short of that, at around $163.9 million.