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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Critic Reviews for Rango
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...
Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Chinatown, the animated version.
Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy.
The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011.
Adults and slightly older children should have a great time.
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.
[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.
I'm not sure whether to be confused, impressed or downright awed.
|Roadkill:||Good luck amigo. You'll need it.|
|Rango:||You want something to believe in? Believe in me!|
|Rango:||For as long as we have water, we have a town.|
|Mayor:||Mr. Rango is right, as long as we have water we have some hope.|
|Doc:||This hawk...is dead!|
|Waffles:||Circle of life.|
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