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Rango (2011)



Critic Consensus: Rango is a smart, giddily creative burst of beautifully animated entertainment, and Johnny Depp gives a colorful vocal performance as a household pet in an unfamiliar world.

Movie Info

Rango is a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt... -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: PG (for rude humor, language, action and smoking)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: John Logan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 15, 2011
Box Office: $123.2M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Johnny Depp
as Rango/Lars
Abigail Breslin
as Priscilla
Alfred Molina
as Roadkill
Bill Nighy
as Rattlesnake Jake
Stephen Root
as Doc/Merrimack/Mr. Sn...
Timothy Olyphant
as Spirit of the West
Ray Winstone
as Bad Bill
Gil Birmingham
as Wounded Bird
James Ward Byrkit
as Waffles/GordyPapa/Jo...
Claudia Black
as Angelique
Patrika Darbo
as Delilah/Maybelle
George DelHoyo
as Seņor Flan - Mariach...
Beth Grant
as Bonnie
Ryan Hurst
as Jedidiah
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ezekiel/Lasso Rodent
Hemky Madera
as Chorizo
Chris Parson
as Hazel Moats/Kinski/S...
Lew Temple
as Furgus/Hitch
Alanna Ubach
as Boo Cletus/FrescaMis...
Gore Verbinski
as Lupe- Mariachi Violi...
Keith Campbell
as Sod Buster
George Del Hoyo
as Seņor Flan - Mariach...
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News & Interviews for Rango

Critic Reviews for Rango

All Critics (213) | Top Critics (38)

The weirdness of the film is fascinating, but there's just so damn much of it.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Delivers the western genre goods along with generous laughs and some impressive animation--and some brazenly warped sensibilities.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013

Amusing in small doses, marketed to kids and not really FOR kids. An undeserving Oscar winner.

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
Tribune News Service

Meditations on identity make Rango unique, and somewhat special, in the current animated film landscape.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

If the writers had dared to step a little outside the borders of the western formula or if they'd even just shaken up the old formula a bit, this really could have been something special, but sadly, it just ends up being pretty standard.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012

Depp isn't as annoying in this as he has been elsewhere.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
Cinema Sight

Audience Reviews for Rango

Great fun amazing animation especially on blu ray. Loved the shout out to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas early on. A fun strange trip of a movie that had me just gleefully going along. Good times.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

George Lucas' company ILM proves to be a match for Pixar with their first animation, a dazzling fun ride that is also an entertaining homage to Westerns and the Italian spaghetti subgenre, deliciously subverting the figure of the anti-hero in a story with many welcome references.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I wasn't expecting Rango to be any good when I first saw the trailer a while back. It looked to me like your typically smug production line animated film that was soon to be forgotten in everyones minds. I was wrong. Rango is a terrifically clever film that will entertain both children and parents alike. The voice over performances are all around great. Johnny Depp shows great enthusiasm for the titular role and it also makes references to Johnny Depp's previous enigmatic dream like picture "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas". For me that reference was a hilarious in-joke. Like Fear And Loathing Rango is visually creative, eye popping and surrealist and mysterious with just enough substance addressing environmental issues to balance itself out with the bright colours and animated environments. There were two sex references in it that may put some off, but I think this is slightly more of an adult film than a children's slapstick comedy. I loved it much more than I thought I would, and I think it was the biggest surprise of 2011.

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