Rango

Rango

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, for rude humor, language, action and smoking107 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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Rango / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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?

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Total Film

Total Film

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?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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.

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