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Bruckheimer defends Lone Ranger

Jerry Bruckheimer has said he believes critics have misunderstood The Lone Ranger film.

The producer's Disney remake of the Western adventure story, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer has received poor reviews.

But Bruckheimer told Vulture.com: "It reminds me of a critic who called Flashdance a 'toxic dump'," referring to the 1983 hit he produced with late partner Don Simpson.

"Ten years later they said, 'This is really a good movie. I missed it.' I think [Lone Ranger] is going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film."

And the Pirates Of The Caribbean producer dismissed suggestions the poor reviews were keeping audiences from embracing the film.

He said: "You always want to get good reviews, but you know, it's reversed in Europe. It's 70 per cent good reviews and 30 per cent mixed there. So, that happens."

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