Rango (2011)

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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.

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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) Paramount

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Cast

Johnny Depp
as Rango/Lars
Abigail Breslin
as Priscilla
Alfred Molina
as Roadkill
Bill Nighy
as Rattlesnake Jake
Stephen Root
as Doc/Merrimack/Mr. Snuggles
Timothy Olyphant
as Spirit of the West
Ray Winstone
as Bad Bill
Gil Birmingham
as Wounded Bird
James Ward Byrkit
as Waffles/GordyPapa/Joad/Cousin Murt/ CurlieKnife Attacker/Rod
Claudia Black
as Angelique
Patrika Darbo
as Delilah/Maybelle
George DelHoyo
as Señor Flan - Mariachi Accordion
Beth Grant
as Bonnie
Ryan Hurst
as Jedidiah
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ezekiel/Lasso Rodent
Hemky Madera
as Chorizo
Chris Parson
as Hazel Moats/Kinski/Stump/ Clinker/Lenny/Boseefus/Dirt Kid
Lew Temple
as Furgus/Hitch
Alanna Ubach
as Boo Cletus/FrescaMiss/Daisy/Sergeant Turley/Crevice/Slim
Gore Verbinski
as Lupe- Mariachi Violin
Keith Campbell
as Sod Buster
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Critic Reviews for Rango

All Critics (216) | Top Critics (39)

Fans of Johnny Depp will enjoy his voice work as the nutty Rango; he is obviously having a good time. Ned Beatty's voice is easily recognizable as the main villain, giving him a one-two punch after working as the nasty Lotso in Toy Story 3...

Jul 18, 2011

Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Chinatown, the animated version.

Mar 25, 2011 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
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Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy.

Mar 14, 2011 | Full Review…

The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011.

Mar 6, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Adults and slightly older children should have a great time.

Mar 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

A CGI western comedy populated by desert critters, Rango gives the film year a belated jump start with a passel of movie-wise fun and a knockout animation style.

Mar 4, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rango

Its...Very...Weird, But in a good way, Depp did a fantastic job as Rango, along with Bill Nighy as the snake, and Ned Beatty as the mayor, Though my only problem is that, well one its very weird and by weird i mean, weird like its never mentioned again, like the tunnel in willy wonka, And there is al ot of stuff that could be skipped over and it wouldnt have made a difference on the plot, Half the animals i couldn't tell what they were. But the movie was just decent overall, its at least worth seeing once but its a movie that you have to make your mind up for yourself, the weirdest part however is when Clint Eastwood (known as the spirit of the west) Appears in a vision or something to rango. Its a very strange movie and is definetly not for kids, There are several sexual references, And 9 uses of hell and one point the snake says "Sign the Damn Paper!!!!" But it pays homage to some of the old western movies with a funny little reference to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" Which is also funny knowing how Depp was also in that movie. All in all a fairly decent movie with some good action, plot, and some good comedy 4.5/5 * Review Originally Written 3/6/2011

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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
Carlos Magalhães

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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 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.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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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
John Manard

Super Reviewer

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