Rio 2 (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rio 2 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Like most sequels, Rio 2 takes its predecessor's basic template and tries to make it bigger -- which means it's even busier, more colorful, and ultimately more exhausting for viewers outside the youthful target demographic.

Movie Info

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they're joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) Foxmore
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Carlos Saldanha, Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 15, 2014
Box Office: $131.5M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast

will.i.am
as Pedro
George Lopez
as Raphael
Natalie Morales
as Newscaster
Andy Garcia
as Eduardo
Janelle Monae
as Dr. Monae
Bruno Mars
as Roberto
Carlinhos Brown
as Audition Bird
Jim Conroy
as Capoeira Turtle
Bernardo De Paula
as Carnival Barker/Blue...
Nola Donkin
as Opera Bird
Miguel Ferrer
as Big Boss
Jeff Garcia
as Spoonbill
Jason Harris
as Old Bird
Amy Heidemann
as Rapping Sloth
Kevin W. Keane
as Obnoxious Kid
Gracinha Leporace
as Swinging Audition Mo...
Sergio Mendes
as Street Vendor
Pablo Ramírez
as Tapir Game Announcer
Marco Antonio Regil
as Porcupine Game Annou...
Carlos Saldanha
as Amazon Quail
Cindy Slattery
as Plucked Porcupine
Randy Thom
as Logging Foreman
Miriam Wallen
as Coin Toss Bird
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News & Interviews for Rio 2

Critic Reviews for Rio 2

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (25)

The plot struggles to take wing at first, but Eisenberg is very funny as the fretful, accident-prone Blu.

Full Review… | August 25, 2014
Movie Talk

I'm endlessly frustrated at not being able to have entertainment without a side of political and social preaching. Still, Rio 2 is a cute enough movie.

Full Review… | July 29, 2014
7M Pictures

I enjoyed it while I was watching it.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
At the Movies (Australia)

Rio 2 is fine for what it is, but it's yet another film filling the market with the same kind of movie.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
At the Movies (Australia)

'Rio 2' explodes with personality and atmosphere, and if you're suffering any sort of World Cup letdown, this energetic Amazonian adventure is a good way to taper off.

Full Review… | July 16, 2014
Movie Metropolis

The fun and entertainment of the original is nowhere to be found, replaced instead with a rushed and overstuffed plot which leads to a film that tries to reach out in so many directions that it ends up getting nowhere.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
Examiner.com

Audience Reviews for Rio 2

This sequel is trying to juggle way too many characters in what looks and feels like an Avatar variant at times (blue creatures, hidden jungle refuge, fight against the exploiters). Seriously though, this is beautifully animated and gorgeous to look at. Kids will have a lot of fun with it, adults will wish that the short glimpses of really mean, anarchic humor would have lasted longer.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

Although it is nothing special, this amusing sequel is deliciously colorful and deserves more praise for its relevant environmental message than any narrative merits, even if now there are considerably less clichés than in the first film and we get a handful of inspired moments.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

He's villainous, she's venomous.

Fairly decent animated movie! While it wasn't the best movie or even the best animation I have seen this year, this movie is definitely entertaining. The story is decent. There are quite a few songs and plenty of comedic moments as well. In essence this movie serves the purpose of being entertaining. Rio 2 is a beautifully made animated movie with a satisfactory plot. There is nothing wrong with Rio 2, but there's not much great about it either. Kids will love this movie, and adults will not feel like they wasted their time.

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

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Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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