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Rango (2011)

Johnny Depp , Timothy Olyphant , Gore Verbinski  |  PG |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,187 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant
  • Directors: Gore Verbinski
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: July 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,187 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Y5H53S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,709 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Rango" on IMDb

Special Features

- Experience the Never-Before-Seen Ending
- Uncover 10 Deleted Scenes
- Meet the Real Creatures of Dirt
- Filmmakers’ Commentary

Editorial Reviews

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An animated Western with a chameleon as the hero is an unlikely concept, but Rango is a great film thanks to its witty mix of parody, intriguing characters, and sophisticated humor. When a common pet chameleon who's suffering from an identity crisis crashes headfirst into the stereotypically classic Western town of Dirt, he has the unique opportunity to completely reinvent himself. Dubbing himself Rango, the chameleon boasts of his own heroism and creates a spiral of deception that lands him an appointment as sheriff of a town in crisis. The question is, can one unprepared and completely unqualified chameleon possibly change this little town's future for the better? And how do road kill, enlightenment, and the Spirit of the West figure in to the equation? The animation looks great in this film and kids will love the goofy characters and crazy scenarios. But adults will find the film intriguing on a whole different level because of its comic parody of the iconic classic and spaghetti Western genres and the skilled balance of action, romance, and adventure. Kudos to director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and the talented voice cast, among them Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, and Bill Nighy, for an award-worthy film. Some kids ages 7 to 9 may find the film rather dark and the action a bit too intense, but kids 10 and older should be fine as long as parents don't object to the PG rating (some rude humor, language, smoking, and action). --Tami Horiuchi

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Get ready to tango with Rango, a winner with critics and audiences that’s “like nothing you’ve ever seen before” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Johnny Depp is spectacular as Rango, a kooky pet chameleon who gets tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a hero. Refreshingly original with eye-popping animation, Rango is “loads of fun and genuinely funny” (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times). And now you can get even more Rango on DVD including a never-before-seen ending, 10 deleted scenes, and much more.

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192 of 238 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant in every sense of the word 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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45 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for kids - and I'm fine with that 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Chameleon's Animated Story of Self Discovery April 3, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
'Rango', directed by Gore Verbinski of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' fame, is not just another animated film as discussed in this self development review. Rango is a chameleon who has lived all his life in a glass tank. He has had numerous imaginary adventures with his only friends - a plastic toy fish, a dead insect and a broken doll. Due to unfortunate circumstances he finds himself outside of his 'glass cocoon', in a desert far from home. This is where his true life adventure begins.

THE SELF DEVELOPMENT ANGLE

The film touches on various issues such as the importance of natural resources, the class system, corruption, etc. I was particularly interested in the self development or personal development angle.

Once Rango's glass home is destroyed and he is released into the real world, he has to cope in foreign surroundings for the very first time. He has many hard lessons to learn and he begins to contemplate who he really is and the true meaning of his life.

He sets off on a journey of self discovery and changes from an insignificant chameleon to become a hero to many characters, dealing with personality crises and many insecurities along the way. He discovers finally who he really is and what he is truly capable of.

If you watch the film with a self development mindset you will spot the motivational phrases and may well find yourself thinking about your own life and where you are heading. This is partly because the main character, Rango, comes across as very authentic and you feel for him as he goes on his journey of self discovery.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

If you love Westerns you will enjoy Rango as there are lines and clichés from the great cowboy films throughout.
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101 of 130 people found the following review helpful
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good.
I had seen previews of this movie and expected great things. While it did not disappoint, neither did it quite come up to expectations.
Published 6 days ago by Tse Yuin
5.0 out of 5 stars Rango Movie
Entertaining and a joy to watch. I have replayed for my grandsons to see and I myself
watched it. Good to have the voice of Johnny Depp.
Published 8 days ago by Sunshine2
5.0 out of 5 stars Western Fun
Pretty hard to make a movie that can truly entertain kids and adults, but Rango succeeds. Honestly, adult fans of Westerns may enjoy it most of all!
Published 20 days ago by Bubba
4.0 out of 5 stars Not really for kids!
I really thought this was a cute movie, but it was not really the best choice for our family movie night. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers for a rainy day
I just love this film. Gorgeous animation. Really funny. Cynical and sweet. Memorable characters. Fun to watch. And again, the animation makes it worth watching more than once.
Published 21 days ago by Present Moment
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely unentertaining, there must be another movie you'd rather...
I saw this movie in the theater with my kids. About half way through I wished I was home watching the grass grow. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Rango
A very good movie for the family. Definitely provokes thought. Grand kids loved it. Have seen this movie approximately 4 times in the past year.
Published 27 days ago by Darlene Hodge
5.0 out of 5 stars Rango
Johnny Depp is just great in this animation. As Ms. Bean says, "You're not from around here are ya? Read more
Published 27 days ago by Dr. Diode
1.0 out of 5 stars Rango
I was very disappointed with the streaming of this movie. The movie itself was great, but about an hour into it, it froze. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Rango the Chameleon
Rango is a very creative animation film. This is a great family film that will provide for fantastic movie nights with the kids. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jose Dominguez
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