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PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
A chameleon (Johnny Depp) who has lived as a sheltered family pet finds himself in the grip of an identity crisis. Rango wonders how to stand out when it is his nature to blend in. When he accidentally winds up in a frontier town called Dirt, he takes the first step on a transformational journey as the town's new sheriff. Though at first Rango only role-plays, a series of thrilling situations and outrageous encounters forces him to become a real hero.

Cast: Johnny Depp , Isla Fisher , Abigail Breslin , Ned Beatty , Alfred Molina , Bill Nighy , Stephen Root , Harry Dean Stanton

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Children, Comedy, Adventure, Animated

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Rango (2011)

Release Date: March 4th, 2011|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • Rango is like nothing you've ever seen. show more

  • I've made a good case for seeing Rango, and why not; an eye feast is still a feast in this lean multiplex season. Be advised, though, of the film's peculiar deficits. The narrative isn't really dramatic, despite several send-up face-offs. It's more like a succession of picturesque notions that might have flowed from DreamWorks or Pixar while their story departments were out to lunch. show more

  • Rango is best enjoyed by those over 10 who have an idea of what "existential" means and can appreciate a surreal mashup of "Chinatown," "Gladiator," "High Noon," and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." show more

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  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    Really great movie, particularly good for the family as a whole as the parents can relate and the kids are enthralled by the color and awe of all the different characters! there is even a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas reference!

  • August 16, 2011 bl00000000094351
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    Quite boring,

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What Is 'Rango'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

Posted by
Eric Larnick on February 16, 2012

"Rango"Nominated For: Best Animated FeatureWhat's It About: Johnny Depp voices the titular character, a pet chameleon that gets abandoned in the desert and struggles to survive; he finally finds salva...

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of July 12: 'Rango,' 'The Lincoln Lawyer' and 'Insidious'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on July 12, 2011

It's a thrilling week on the home video front as the summer heats up with three fun-filled new releases. First up there's Gore Verbinski's animated Western tribute 'Rango,' a one-of-a-kind action...

'Rango' Controversy: Groups Claim Too Much Smoking for a PG Movie

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on March 9, 2011

The "unusual, hilarious and endearingly weird" 'Rango' hit theaters last weekend (check out our own Eric D. Snider's review of the movie), and the animated PG western is causing a stir among anti...

'Rango' Wins Four-Way Shootout: Box Office Report March 4 - 6

Posted by
Gary Susman on March 6, 2011

We're off to see the lizard! Johnny Depp's heroic chameleon led 'Rango' to a No. 1 debut at the box office this weekend with an estimated $38.0 million. The cartoon Western with the all-animal...

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