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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


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 (220) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (193) | Rotten (27)

  • 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: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • 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 film unspools as an admittedly bizarre blending of an animated adventure film for kids and a meta-comedy about a character who must morph from being a fictitious hero to being a real one.

    Mar 10, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Gore Verbinski's sophisticated, extremely amusing CGI animated movie, a cartoon for adults as opposed to an adult cartoon...

    Mar 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

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

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

Audience Reviews for Rango

  • Oct 28, 2017
    Much better than I expected, Full of some great Entertaining scenes and some funny laughs to be had too, Some if not most of the comedy felt like it would go over the target audiences head as allot of jokes only adults would understand fully but it does have its slapstick moments that the kids will love, The animation was good, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, With a great voice cast this film can be enjoyed by all the family.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2014
    Verbinski's highly creative 3D reimagining of the western genre is a visual feast to behold, full with twists, action, comedy, dangerous characters and almost all the cherished trademarks that you would have liked to see in the genre. Out of the several 3D animated films that have received high acclaim and appraisal, this one lived up to its own hype more accurately. <i>Rango</i>'s influences are primarily spaghetti. It is a positive aspect that it didn't try to compile the different western styles that can be found between the 30s and the 70s, because it gave the characters, the plot and the style a more polished and focused direction. Even if using Timothy Olyphant to portray Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" is a rather insulting thing to do, this is creativity not at its finest form, but definitely visionary and thoroughly refreshing (with hidden gags that only Spanish speakers may get, heh). 72/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    This film is a gem. Great story. The film pays homage to movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Apocalypse Now, and Clint Eastwood's The Man with No Name trilogy, just to name a few. The film is also hilarious. Johnny Depp shines here. I thought this film was much better than his Lone Ranger film. All the other voice actors do a great job in their roles. I definitely recommend this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2013
    Loved it, especially all the spaghetti Western touches. Johnny Deep does his usual top flight work. I was surprised at the range in his voice in this one.
    Morris N Super Reviewer

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