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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    An animated western that's effortlessly the most exhilarating flight of computer-drawn fancy since "Ratatouille." show more

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    To paraphrase something Quentin Tarantino once said about Sergio Corbucci, Verbinski loves the uglies. They return the favor by looking almost beautiful. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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