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I Sh*t You Not, Quentin Tarantino Put 'The Lone Ranger' On His "Best Movies Of 2013" List

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | October 7, 2013 | Comments ()


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Every so often, Quentin Tarantino releases a list of his top ten favorite films of the year. And in the wake of the amazing Gravity, it’s no wonder that he and many other film fans are trying to figure out exactly where Cuarón’s masterpiece fits in the year’s offering. But as I was discussing with someone just last night it’s too damn soon to know for certain. You guys, you haven’t even seen Bad Grandpa yet, how can you possibly make a determination about the best of 2013?

In all fairness, Tarantino has given this list a “so far” caveat and he’s ranked it alphabetically rather than in order of most beloved. Otherwise Gravity would be higher, RIGHT QUENTIN? There are some great choices on here. But there’s also The Lone Ranger on here. I am agog.

1. Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)

2. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)

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3. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)

4. The Conjuring (James Wan)

5. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)

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6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)

7. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)

8. Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)

9. The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski) (Is it because this bit reminds him of Grindhouse? Maybe? WHYYYYYYY?!?!)

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10. This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)

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(via The Quentin Tarantino Archives)




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  • Fuck yeah, Drinking Buddies!

    That is all.

  • Thor

    He said Drive sucked too, so he sucks.

  • googergieger

    The fact he fought so hard for Oldboy to win the Palm De fuck you Cannes, makes it hard for me to make fun of his tastes, despite the fact he loves himself a lot of shitty movies he "homages" later.

  • e jerry powell

    Has Joe Swanberg been sending someone out to suck Tarantino's dick or something? (I've seen Blackmail Boys, I know he doesn't have the stones to do it himself.)

  • E Robb

    At least The Lone Ranger had misplaced ambition. What did Kick-Ass 2 have?

  • Mrs. Julien

    There is more than enough recrimination and regret to go around. All are welcome at the fountain of our scorn.

  • bastich

    This fountain water tastes like burning....

  • I saw 'The Lone Ranger' and I thought it was alright. I'm not going to buy it on DVD, and I probably won't watch it multiple times like I have 'Tombstone' or 'Braveheart' but on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I felt suitably recompensed for my entertainment dollar.

  • ViciousTrollop

    Apparently my Dad and Quentin Tarantino were the only two people who saw The Lone Ranger. Only one of them thought it was a good movie.

  • Conor

    I honestly don't get the mountains of hate heaped on The Lone Ranger by US critics.

    It was muddled, over-long and Johnny Depp was annoying as ever, but I still thought it was a pretty fun romp.

    It really seems like everyone's too jaded and post-modern to enjoy this kind of fare anymore. I'm in no way putting it LR on the same level, but I sometimes think modern critics would bash the shit out of something like Raiders of the Lost Ark if it were released today, stating it was anti-Arab or something similar.

    It just seems weird that critics outside of America, at least more so, enjoyed the film.

  • jigglypuff

    I don't know about Raiders of the Lost Ark, but Temple of Doom was racist as fuck and it would've been good if more people were aware of that back then.

  • Ben

    Perhapse it got more positive reviews outside of America because people inside the US are more senestive about racisim directed at Native Americans?

  • logan

    sure everything is better outside of America isn't it ya commie pinko!

    Sorry. My Dad loved the original Lone Ranger so I did that for him.

  • mairimba

    I haven't seen The Lone Ranger so I won't judge.

  • ZizoAH

    At least someone liked the Lone Ranger.

  • lowercase_ryan
  • Mrs. Julien

    See now, if enjoyed the Quentin Tarantino oeuvre this might bother me.

    Perhaps The Lone Ranger appealed to his love of camp.
    Perhaps he can't resist a movie with bird-based head-coverings. We should check a previous list and see if the first Sex and the City movie was included. It would explain a lot.

  • Robert

    It's got to be the camp value. A couple directors have come out and said The Lone Ranger isn't a terrible movie or even said positive things, so Quentin's not alone. Most add the caveat of "without Tonto, it would be great." No arguing here.

  • AudioSuede

    This Is The End was for real the most satisfying movie of the year so far, though I would argue that the one that surprised me the most was Don Jon. That movie will probably go down, like Magic Mike last year, as the most mis-understood film of 2013.

  • Blake

    WHERE THE F*CK is The Worlds End? The fact that's it's missing invalidates the entire list

    *Also Star Trek.

  • Xander

    I actually thought that The Lone Ranger was pretty decent. Nothing special mind you but definitely an above average action

  • Mrs. Julien

    You couldn't even complete that thought, could you? Your fingers rejected it outright, then spasmed and hit "post".

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