Rango Reviews

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July 18, 2011
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...
March 25, 2011
Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Chinatown, the animated version.
March 14, 2011
Though young children may enjoy it, the film is built for viewers of any age with a taste for joyful anarchy.
March 10, 2011
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.
March 7, 2011
Gore Verbinski's sophisticated, extremely amusing CGI animated movie, a cartoon for adults as opposed to an adult cartoon...
March 6, 2011
The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011.
March 4, 2011
Adults and slightly older children should have a great time.
March 4, 2011
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.
March 4, 2011
With his first animated feature, Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski shows ambitions considerably beyond producing the usual standard of most children's fare. To put it plainly, Rango is one weird movie.
March 4, 2011
Yes, [there are] enough nods to other sources to make Rango a bobblehead. But the movie, and much of John Logan's writing, is still pretty durn clever.
March 4, 2011
The best of Rango is a lot like the best of the first Pirates movie -- crazily funny and rambunctious.
March 4, 2011
What elevates it above a cheeky romp is the skilled CGI work, not only the wealth of tactile detail lavished on the parched townsfolk but also the painterly, sand-swept vistas they call home.
Top Critic
March 4, 2011
Rango's not just a kiddie-flick (though it has enough silly slapstick to qualify as a pretty good one). It's a real movie lover's movie, conceived as a Blazing Saddles-like comic commentary on genre that's as back-lot savvy as it is light in the saddle.
March 4, 2011
As animation, this is top class, and a mile away from the orthodox. Some of the detail is terrific, and the screenplay is sharply intelligent.
March 4, 2011
An ultra-quirky animated Western with a vocal tour de force by Johnny Depp that's quite unlike anything I've ever seen.
March 4, 2011
A sun-baked symphony of rust and dust, Rango has a spiky, unsentimental appeal, sending out slightly risque jokes to parents while staying safely out of the danger zone for kids.
March 4, 2011
The whole enterprise is redolent of past movies (and drug trips), yet it somehow whiffs fresh.
March 4, 2011
Without double-crossing the kiddie contingent, "Rango" is iconic like a spaghetti Western, smart like a '70s conspiracy thriller and lively like a Coen brothers comedy.
March 3, 2011
The film itself is a magically strange hybrid, a spoofy computer-animated Western acted out by anthropomorphic desert creatures.
March 3, 2011
It is not self-conscious knowingness that drives Rango but rather a quirky and sincere enthusiasm for all the strange stuff that has piled up in the filmmakers' heads over the years.
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