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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.4/10 (65,918 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Gore Verbinski

Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant

Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water.

Writers: John Logan, John Logan

Johnny Depp - Rango / Lars (voice)
Isla Fisher - Beans (voice)
Abigail Breslin - Priscilla (voice)
Ned Beatty - Mayor (voice)
Alfred Molina - Roadkill (voice)
Bill Nighy - Rattlesnake Jake (voice)
Stephen Root - Doc / Merrimack / Mr. Snuggles (voice)
Harry Dean Stanton - Balthazar (voice)
Timothy Olyphant - Spirit of the West (voice)
Ray Winstone - Bad Bill (voice)
Ian Abercrombie - Ambrose (voice)
Gil Birmingham - Wounded Bird (voice)
James Ward Byrkit - Waffles / Gordy / Papa Joad / Cousin Murt / Curlie / Knife Attacker / Rodent Kid (voice)
Claudia Black - Angelique (voice)
Blake Clark - Buford (voice)


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Australia] |

Release Date: 4 March 2011

Box Office Details

Budget: $135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $38,079,323 (USA) (6 March 2011) (3917 Screens)

Gross: $123,010,655 (USA) (26 June 2011)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The wanted posters in the sheriff's office offer rewards for "Lockjaw Smith" and "Disco Lovejoy."

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Rattlesnake Jake is in the habit of constricting like a constrictor rather than a rattlesnake.

Rango: [from trailer]
[burps fire in face]
Rango: I'll take care of that for you.
Rango: There all better.

User Review


Rating: 9/10

I mean... wow.

*insert slow clap for ILM folks*

Last night my wife and I had the pleasure of checking out an early screening of Rango here in the twin cities. It was a blast! This movie was a great deal of fun. The jokes all hit the right marks, the story was solid, sweet and not too formulaic, and the visuals were outstanding.

There were times that this movie looked 100 percent photo real. outstanding job modeling and texturing and lighting on this. the little tiny attention to detail in the world you guys built had my wife and I in awe throughout most the movie. The animation was fun and eccentric. Over the top but at times subtle and felt meaningful. The only little nit pick was the mouths on some of the characters. in the attempt to make the animals look more like the animals they were representing the mouths were quite small and at times the sync was a bit odd. Though it provided for some goofy looking characters that were fun.

at just over an hour and a half, at times it felt it was a little too slow paced. well, that was my wife's critique. I looked at it more so that they were going for the slower feel of some classic westerns. I thought the long stretches of little dialog, epic music and visuals, and great cinematography worked in the films favor.

The crowd dug it too. I think the youngest person in the theater was about 6 (which i found odd for a late night screening, but whatever) and the oldest was probably in their 70's and everyone was engaged.

I was kind of surprised what they could get away with in a PG rated movie. Im no prude or anything, but there were enough adult jokes snuck in there to give me the giggle fits. Couple of lite swear words, references to more... ehem, adult type themes, but overall pretty tame and enjoyable.

Hats off. If this doesn't win awards I don't know what I believe in anymore. This is one of the more entertaining movies I have seen in a long time.

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