Rango

Rango

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Rango

Like Pixar on drugs, this is an animated tale about Rango (voiced by Johnny Depp), a sheltered pet chameleon with an identity crisis. Winner of Best Animated Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Rango finds himself outside his terrarium and, after taking the advice of an amardillo, arrives in Dirt - a town stuck in Old West times, a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily creatures. He woos the townsfolk with tall tales of his "heroic" past, and is quickly promoted to the position of Sheriff. Tasked with controlling Dirt's rampant bandits, the less-than-courageous Rango now has to live up to his own lie.

Rango is notable for being the first animated feature from George Lucas' special effects company, Industrial Light & Magic.

Best Animated Film winner at 2012 Academy Awards and BAFTAs.
2011Rating: PG, Contains some scenes that may scare very young children107 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family
Director:
Gore Verbinski ('Pirates of the Caribbean', 'The Weatherman', 'The Ring', 'The Mexican', 'Mousehunt')
Writer:
John LoganJames Ward ByrkitGore Verbinski
Cast:
Johnny DeppAbigail BreslinBill NighyIsla FisherClaudia BlackAlanna UbachStephen Root
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Johnny Depp isn't the sort of star to blend in, so it's saying something that his turn as the world's most conspicuous chameleon in Rango is so full-bodied, you forget the actor and focus on the character.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

The strangeness is off the scale in a kooky concoction that might have been hatched at the bottom of a bong. Then again, what do you expect with Johnny involved?

3.0
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Total Film

Total Film

press

The strangeness is off the scale in a kooky concoction that might have been hatched at the bottom of a bong. Then again, what do you expect with Johnny involved?

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Rango, which may take place entirely within its hero's head - that kind of ambiguity worked in "Inception" and "Black Swan," so why not here? - is about the appetite for myths and stories, whether or not they make sense. It is about the worlds we dream inside our fishbowls, helped by the weird reflections on the walls.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It ain't perfect but this is one crazy cartoon, unpredictable and with an enjoyable showdown

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Most exceptional is the visual style, which makes even the best animated 3D look like a poor cousin.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A certain percentage of the audience will instantly sieze on this as their favorite movie of all time, and a small, but not insignificant demographic will have nightmares. Verbinski and Depp probably like it that way.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

A seriously funny and smart film, with a way of moving between its layers that should keep the kids and late night crowd as happy as each other.

4.0
0

I love all types of lizards & reptiles so this was an enjoyable movie for me all the more so because of johnny depp as rango. he did the character justice in his own weird way & the other characters in the movie were very interesting as well. overall a bit of fun for the afternoon

3.0
0

I recently purchased this movie for my partner who like me loves animated films. I didnt have high hopes as with all movies the hype of a film can let you down when you actually see it.I was and still am pleasantly suprised Rango has to be one of my all time favourite animated films Johnny Depp does a brilliant job at playing Rango and theres so many jokes...

0

But with animals and Hunter S. Thompson! The visual cues and puns make this movie more than a one time viewing for me. Some of them are laugh-out-loud, some are subtle and rattle around in the back of one's head asking to be recognised: was that a moment from High Noon? Or the Wild Bunch? Or Once Upon a Time in the West? Or... But mainly it's Chinatown. The...

5.0
0

An excellent film. Hopefully it will change the face of kids heroes. All the characters were, odd, different yet fantastic. Rather than the normal hero and heroines. Plus, a slight mention of 'Fear and loathing in loss vagas" and the man with no name. Neat Thanks Gore Verbinski.

0

Well that's why i took the kids hehe. They thought it was pretty good and understood the conservation message so the makers will prob be happy with that. Wait till DVD I say!

3.0
0

I went along to this movie expecting it to be a typical kids' movie, but it really was something much more! There were so many clever references in there that kids would never have picked up on - I should have known that Johnny Depp would never do an average cliched kids' movie! I particularly loved how this movie explicitly pointed out conventions of...

4.0
0

This movie was absolutely awesome! I went there expecting it to be a kids directed film with cheesey slapstick comedy. HOWEVER, there was heaps of adult directed jokes, which was awesome because they'd fly over any kids heads, but I found them immensely funny! Not to mention the amazing visual presentation. The whole movie was an enjoyable ride, and I found...

5.0
0

Weird, odd but very entertaining. Verbinski and crew have done well in making a bizarre western with a Jack sparrow like chameleon. An intelligent and funny movie which is probably not going to be to everyone's test.

4.0
0

i didnt find it that funny, and seemed like it was just ripping off pirates of the carribean and clint eastwood films. I actually couldnt wait for it to end.

2.0
0

Rango's a hard movie to judge. Every so often, it'll do something funny, then it'll do something lame. Other times, it'll do something awesome, followed by something brain-numbingly obscure. I can handle weird, as long as it's consistent, which Rango isn't. It's especially noticeable given how its strange moments contrast its derivative story. Based on...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Johnny Depp isn't the sort of star to blend in, so it's saying something that his turn as the world's most conspicuous chameleon in Rango is so full-bodied, you forget the actor and focus on the character.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The strangeness is off the scale in a kooky concoction that might have been hatched at the bottom of a bong. Then again, what do you expect with Johnny involved?

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The strangeness is off the scale in a kooky concoction that might have been hatched at the bottom of a bong. Then again, what do you expect with Johnny involved?

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Rango, which may take place entirely within its hero's head - that kind of ambiguity worked in "Inception" and "Black Swan," so why not here? - is about the appetite for myths and stories, whether or not they make sense. It is about the worlds we dream inside our fishbowls, helped by the weird reflections on the walls.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It ain't perfect but this is one crazy cartoon, unpredictable and with an enjoyable showdown

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Most exceptional is the visual style, which makes even the best animated 3D look like a poor cousin.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A certain percentage of the audience will instantly sieze on this as their favorite movie of all time, and a small, but not insignificant demographic will have nightmares. Verbinski and Depp probably like it that way.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

A seriously funny and smart film, with a way of moving between its layers that should keep the kids and late night crowd as happy as each other.

4.0
0

I love all types of lizards & reptiles so this was an enjoyable movie for me all the more so because of johnny depp as rango. he did the character justice in his own weird way & the other characters in the movie were very interesting as well. overall a bit of fun for the afternoon

3.0
0

I recently purchased this movie for my partner who like me loves animated films. I didnt have high hopes as with all movies the hype of a film can let you down when you actually see it.I was and still am pleasantly suprised Rango has to be one of my all time favourite animated films Johnny Depp does a brilliant job at playing Rango and theres so many...

0

But with animals and Hunter S. Thompson! The visual cues and puns make this movie more than a one time viewing for me. Some of them are laugh-out-loud, some are subtle and rattle around in the back of one's head asking to be recognised: was that a moment from High Noon? Or the Wild Bunch? Or Once Upon a Time in the West? Or... But mainly it's Chinatown....

5.0
0

An excellent film. Hopefully it will change the face of kids heroes. All the characters were, odd, different yet fantastic. Rather than the normal hero and heroines. Plus, a slight mention of 'Fear and loathing in loss vagas" and the man with no name. Neat Thanks Gore Verbinski.

0

Well that's why i took the kids hehe. They thought it was pretty good and understood the conservation message so the makers will prob be happy with that. Wait till DVD I say!

3.0
0

I went along to this movie expecting it to be a typical kids' movie, but it really was something much more! There were so many clever references in there that kids would never have picked up on - I should have known that Johnny Depp would never do an average cliched kids' movie! I particularly loved how this movie explicitly pointed out conventions of...

4.0
0

This movie was absolutely awesome! I went there expecting it to be a kids directed film with cheesey slapstick comedy. HOWEVER, there was heaps of adult directed jokes, which was awesome because they'd fly over any kids heads, but I found them immensely funny! Not to mention the amazing visual presentation. The whole movie was an enjoyable ride, and I...

5.0
0

Weird, odd but very entertaining. Verbinski and crew have done well in making a bizarre western with a Jack sparrow like chameleon. An intelligent and funny movie which is probably not going to be to everyone's test.

4.0
0

i didnt find it that funny, and seemed like it was just ripping off pirates of the carribean and clint eastwood films. I actually couldnt wait for it to end.

2.0
0

Rango's a hard movie to judge. Every so often, it'll do something funny, then it'll do something lame. Other times, it'll do something awesome, followed by something brain-numbingly obscure. I can handle weird, as long as it's consistent, which Rango isn't. It's especially noticeable given how its strange moments contrast its derivative story. Based on...

4.0
0