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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Guns and deep thoughts make this best for older kids.

Movie PG 2011 107 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 217 parent reviews

age 8+

I tip my hat to you, one legend to another!

People are reacting way to harshly to this movie. I repeat, ITS A MOVIE! This movie has great animation ,good morals, and deep thought processes. Yes, it is a bit more mature than most animated movies, but it is still fine for 8 year olds or mature 6 year olds. This is fun for everyone with western lizards.
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age 12+

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Too much violence

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With Rango, director Gore Verbinksi has made a unique animated film that's equal parts "mature" drama, old-school Western, and comedic adventure. This is exactly the kind of movie that proves Pixar isn't the only studio capable of making an animated film that grownups without kids would be compelled to see. From the mariachi owls that act as the chorus and the pitch-perfect voice cast to the gorgeously detailed set -- where the tumbleweeds and dust and desert sun seem as real as in any John Ford film -- Rango has a sweeping scope that's thrilling to see.

But for everything Rango is, it's definitely not a "whole family" movie outing. There's an intimately personal focus on its main character's development that may be tough for most young kids to understand. Rango often wonders "who am I?," because underneath his charismatic persona lies a deeply lonely lizard who just wants to call someplace home. The violence feels very realistic, as does Rango's melancholy. Depp and Fisher act their parts wonderfully, and Beans is a particularly good role model for young girls -- she's tough, outspoken, and willing to stand up for justice. Families who want quick laughs, pratfalls, and adorable characters may not appreciate the movie's lingering establishing shots and existential lizard musings. But for those who want an animated homage to the Western with a heavy dose of deep thoughts and good humor, this is a must-see film.

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