100

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

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 its giddy creativity. What it is not, however, is a family film.
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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 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.
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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 almost beautiful.
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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," "Gladiator," "High Noon," and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
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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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75 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.