Rango Synopsis
A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It is, all in all, off its rocker. But it's gorgeous.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

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Most exceptional is the visual style, which makes even the best animated 3D look like a poor cousin.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The latest collaboration between Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") and Johnny Depp is sharp-edged, surreal, and often astonishing in...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
To paraphrase something Quentin Tarantino once said about Sergio Corbucci, Verbinski loves the uglies. They return the favor by looking...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The biggest strike against Rango, though - for both the movie and the hero - is that the lizard is so damn ugly.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You can feel the actors tossing energy, one-liners, and limbs off each other with gusto.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Rango is best enjoyed by those over 10 who have an idea of what "existential" means and can appreciate a surreal mashup of "Chinatown," ...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The result is an odd, occasionally engaging but often cacophonous mishmash.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Rango is like nothing you've ever seen.
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Maybe for adults, NOT for children

By palmettobug
Saw this movie tonight (Mar.4) and was truly disappointed. This is NOT your good ole' Toy Story scenario! This movie IS NOT a quality movie for children and it is unfortunate that many parents will...

We love Johnny Depp!

By MamieRichman
The kids and I just loved this one. Highly entertaining with witty humor. Johnny Depp really pulled the role! If you havent seen you can watch at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] .**...

Parents don't do it!

By Fort McKinney
This movie was absolutely horrendous for any child or adult to watch. The entire theme of the movie revolves around death. Three owls sing about death throughout the movie, there are remarks about...

I hope this is NOT how the west was won

By cheekychelton
Unfunny, not clever, not witty, not dramatic, not heartwarming, just a supremely talented cast of actors with a very bad script. As animated movies are one of my favorites, I was extremely...

Not appropriate for Children

By sac011003
The movie started out way to slow, this is a movie that I kept checking my watch to see if it was almost time to be over, I also fell asleep during the movie. I was awake long enough to hear the...

Rango...watch...repeat!!!

By chtyzph
Think back to your first cartoon - the one that set the whole ball rolling. Saturday mornings with The Flintstones or Popeye? Tuning in to Tom & Jerry or Rocky & Bullwinkle after school? Bambi,...

NOT a Kids' Movie

By momof2boys15
My 5-year-old son has been looking forward to the release of Rango for over a month. The previews make it look like a light-hearted western for kids. Well, it is anything BUT light-hearted and...

Great movie. For adults

By KingFu
This movie funny!!! Do your kids a favor and leave them @ home. The language is unnacceptable for the kids and some scenes are just too much for the little ones. If you don't care about what your...

Give me my 2 hours of life back

By 4easter
Rango is HORRIBLE!!! From the beginning to the end there is absolutely nothing worth seeing. The characters are bland, hard to look at, have zero quality dialog, bad accents, and the scenery is...

Odd mix somehow works

By RandytheMovieFan
Saw a free sneak peak. Found it enjoyable despite, or maybe due to, its oddities. The plot borrows heavily from Chinatown and various westerns, includes allusions to Apocalypse Now and The Road...

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Rated PG | For Rude humor, language, action and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Guns and deep thoughts make this best for older kids.
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