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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Johnny Depp
Isla Fisher
Alfred Molina
Ray Winstone
Harry Dean Stanton
Ned Beatty
Abigail Breslin
Directors
Gore Verbinski
Screenwriters
John Logan
Running Time
107 minutes

Rango
The lizard with no name...


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Rango

Plot
A pet lizard (Johnny Depp) falls out of a car in the desert, and earns himself a heroic reputation in the makeshift animal town of Dirt as gunslinger Rango. Dirt’s water-supply is controlled by a turtle mayor (Ned Beatty) and his gang, but Rango rallies the decent folks when it seems the community will be destroyed.


Verdict
Let’s face it, a spaghetti Western with reptiles was never going to be as comfortable a watch as, say, a kung-fu movie with a panda. A certain percentage of the audience will instantly sieze on this as their favourite movie of all time, and a small, but not insignificant demographic will have nightmares. Verbinski and Depp probably like it that way.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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