• Rango (2011)


Release Date: March 4th, 2011

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2011

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

Production Co: GK Films, Blind Wink

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Survival, Transformation, Small town, Amusing, Deception, Underdog, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Winner Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Animated Feature Film