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
Rating:
PG (for rude humor, language, action and smoking)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
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Cast

Johnny Depp
as Rango/Lars
Isla Fisher
as Beans
Abigail Breslin
as Priscilla
Ned Beatty
as Mayor
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
Blake Clark
as Buford
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
Alex Manugian
as Spoons
Joseph A. Nuñez
as Rock-Eye
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
Kym E. Whitley
as Melonee
Keith Campbell
as Sod Buster
George Del Hoyo
as Señor Flan - Mariachi Accordion
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Critic Reviews for Rango

All Critics (214) | 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...

July 18, 2011
indieWIRE
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
Newsday
Top Critic

Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy.

Full Review… | March 13, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 5, 2011
ReelViews
Top Critic

Adults and slightly older children should have a great time.

Full Review… | March 4, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 4, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rango

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

Super Reviewer

[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

Super Reviewer

½

I'm not sure whether to be confused, impressed or downright awed.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

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