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Rango Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 21, 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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Verhoeven
The Vine
March 8, 2011
It doesn't know what kind of a film it is.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 6, 2011
These strange looking characters are hard to love. They didn't generate the excitement and enthusiasm that I was hoping for.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 2, 2011
It coasts on strangeness only so long before the novelty wears off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 27, 2011
If ever there was an animated film made for film critics, Rango is it.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Amusing in small doses, marketed to kids and not really FOR kids. An undeserving Oscar winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2011
Rango never shuts up, but he never has anything funny or touching or clever to say.
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
March 1, 2011
A rollicking, surreal, and existential kids' Western that worships at the altars of Sergio Leone, Hunter S. Thompson, and Chinatown, Rango drowns under the weight of discordant objectives and influences.
Brian Orndorf
March 3, 2011
Doesn't build to anything substantial, instead dragging along interminably while its sense of humor succumbs to heat exhaustion...a gorgeous picture, but its soullessness wears down the viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
David Medsker
March 3, 2011
For a movie about finding one's identity, Rango spends an awful lot of time searching for one of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Geoff Berkshire
March 3, 2011
Consistently plays like an adult movie in uncomfortably fitting family-friendly clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 3, 2011
Its strong suit is visual panache. It's too bad that consistent comedy and emotional resonance get lost amid the dust and cacti.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 17, 2011
Unfocused and absolutely scattered...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
March 3, 2011
Well, visually Rango looks excellent. Then characters start talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 7, 2011
For good or for bad, this is not your run-of-the-mill animated feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Rafer Guzman
March 25, 2011
Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Chinatown, the animated version.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Bill Clark
March 4, 2011
This is one of those movies where the grandiose vision is there, but it never gels.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
March 4, 2011
...viewers will eventually find themselves growing tired of the movie's meandering structure and unusually deliberate pace...
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
The weirdness of the film is fascinating, but there's just so damn much of it.
Jackie K. Cooper
March 8, 2011
This one is for Johnny Depp devotees only. The animation is good but the overall effect of the movie is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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