Rango 2011 PG CC

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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.

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Rango

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Genres Western, Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Gore Verbinski
Starring Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant
Supporting actors Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Timothy Olyphant, Ray Winstone, Ian Abercrombie, Gil Birmingham, James Ward Byrkit, Claudia Black, Blake Clark, John Cothran, Patrika Darbo, George DelHoyo, Maile Flanagan, Charles Fleischer
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

So I will admit I did not finish watching the movie do to being bored.
Heidi Woodruff
Animation is so good, and the writing and how it is presented for kids and adults, very excellent, fun movie.
Wendy Winger
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great family movie to watch.
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195 of 241 people found the following review helpful By C. Sawin VINE VOICE on March 3, 2011
Format: DVD
Director Gore Verbinski has put together quite the filmography over the years. His first feature film was the family comedy Mousehunt, which he followed up with the R-rated action comedy The Mexican. He also jumped on the successful remake bandwagon before the trend really took off with The Ring. It was the Pirates of the Caribbean films that teamed the director with the hottest actor in Hollywood today; Johnny Depp. Perhaps it's because those films made over a billion dollars at the box office or because they just had fun working together or a little bit of both that Depp was chosen to voice a talking chameleon in Verbinski's bizarre yet spectacular animated adventure known as Rango.

Rango isn't your average animated film. That fact will become abundantly clear during Rango's opening monologue amongst his "friends." The film is actually more adult than any of the trailers let on. Within the first ten minutes of the film, Rango has a rather lengthy conversation with some fresh roadkill. In addition to that, the last half of the film is much darker than the first half. Maybe it's the countless number of bats with gatling guns strapped to them, Rattlesnake Jake being one of the most menacing animated villains in years, the film using its fair share of both "hell" and "damn" quite a few times, the film not shying away from the use of nooses, or, God forbid, animated characters smoking, but Rango just doesn't feel like an everyday, run-of-the-mill film put out by Nickelodeon.

Rango also wears its western references on its sleeve. The old time saloons, tumbleweeds, stare downs before a gunfight, and a town's utmost desire for both a sheriff and something to believe in are proof of that.
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48 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Philip H. Gold on June 2, 2011
Format: DVD
I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to see, but I figured with Verbinski and Depp involved it couldn't be too bad. Boy, did I underestimate them! This movie was hysterical from the opening moments (Mariachi owls, anyone?). I agree with all the reviewers who said it wasn't a kids' film - too dark, and the amount of references and in-jokes lifted it way out of the Saturday morning/Disney category into the realm of inspired parody, but without losing a certain sweetness. The animation and production were outstanding as well, and I'm hoping the boys team up with ILM again soon!
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Format: Blu-ray
Gore Verbinski's animated feature Rango, with voices by Johnny Depp, Ned Beatty and a host of other talented actors, is a hard film to review, mainly because its real target audience is not the one it's being marketed towards. Let me just flat out say it: this really isn't a kids' animated movie. Not because there's anything in it that is not suitable for kids - there isn't - but because 95 percent of what really makes it worth seeing is going to go right over most kids' heads.

On the surface, the plot is fairly straightforward, at least in the set-up. A terrarium-housed pet chameleon lizard (it's significant after the fact that you never know his real name) ends up stranded in the desert where he is directed to a small town that is on the verge of extinction because of a mysterious water shortage. In his efforts to blend in (he _is_ a chamelon after all), he adopts the name Rango and in quick order suddenly finds himself appointed sheriff and given the mission of finding out what's happened to the town's water.

Stylistically, Verbinski was willing to take some real chances with Rango, and anyone who appreciates animation as an art will find a lot to see here. The level of detail and sheer originality is stunning. Rango does not resemble _anything_ I've seen in an animated film before. Though set in the current day, the world of Rango is essentially an Old West town - aptly named Dirt - that's literally drying up, populated by a cast of animal characters who look like they stepped out of any number of classic Westerns. The difference between Rango and your usual animated take on this theme though is that the residents of Dirt are _not_ cute.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By M. Hassan on June 11, 2012
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I dislike American animated movies with a passion. Not because they are poorly made, but that they are made for children only. The level of writing, character design, its all very family friendly. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I strongly believe that animation shouldn't be just limited to kid friendly movies. It can be used to tell stories that cannot be done in live action.

Look at the animated movies coming out of Japan, they have action, science fiction, romance, all sorts of movies in animated form and yet, we are still churning out Shrek and Toy Story. So I was genuinely surprised when Rango came out.

Here's a movie that is not cute, it has ugly, creepy, and down right disgusting character designs. It has a story trope, usually found in action or western movies. Now, I'm not going to talk about what's the plot or who's playing in it. At that time now, almost everybody knows that. What's so groundbreaking about this movie is the fact that this is a movie that actually treats you like an adult. It has references of movies ranging from such noir classics like Chinatown to Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns. Movies that your kids or today's attention deficit teenagers won't enjoy one bit.

It is also the first feature animation movie created by ILM, George Lucas's special effect power house and it looks like Pixar should be worried. For the animation is so crisp, so detailed, that it borderlines photo-real. It is truly a visual spectacle and another proof that if done right, a 2D animated movie can be as good as a 3D spectacle, in animation off course.

Much kudos to Mr. Gore Verbinski, to elevating the genre that I believe has limitless potential but is limited in its ambition. So if you consider yourself a fan of good, well written, well made and gorgeous to look at movies, then do yourself a favor and go buy it right now.
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