Posted 03.03.11 by reelz
Reviews for Rango are all over the map, some calling it "a miracle," others calling it "soulless."
"...some kind of a miracle: An animated comedy for smart moviegoers, wonderfully made, great to look at, wickedly satirical, and (gasp!) filmed in glorious 2-D."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Rango is an absolutely wonderful film that almost inexplicably blends adventure with introspection, a sumptuous Western with surrealist tendencies about the infuriating but ultimately rewarding quest for identity."
— Jason McKiernan, filmcritic.com
"...turns an assembly line of classic western themes and iconography into a bustlingly fresh genre ecosystem."
— Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"I don't know what this surreal splash of trippy performance art is exactly, but a kiddie cartoon about good, bad and ugly desert critters dressed as cowboys and townsfolk doesn't cut it."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...for all its genre-bending cleverness and technical dexterity, Rango's overstuffed plot fails to consistently blend its brainy pretensions with its chase-and-slapstick family-film obligations."
— Nick Schager, LA Weekly
"It is, for what it is, a work of considerable care and craft. And it's completely soulless."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune