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Rio Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

While it may entertain the kiddies for a while, for the older folks out there (and that means anyone 10+), Rio is just another animated yawner.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4/10

April 21, 2013
Grae Drake

The posters say From the creators of Ice Age, so don't say you haven't been warned.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 27, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Rio is difficult to watch without imagining it was a light bulb idea bandied around the office of the Rio de Janeiro Tourist Board...

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2011
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A competently-made animated film crafted specifically for the toddler set, who may enjoy the bright colors and boingy action. Older kids and parents will find themselves, if not quite bored, then only modestly engaged.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 13, 2011
Matt Neal
The Standard

The best and, unfortunately, most obvious simile to describe this film is to liken it to a parrot - it's pretty to look at it, but when it talks it doesn't say very much.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Carlos Saldanha's sincere but uninspired romp into the glossy postcard atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro is one long courtship that ultimately falls flat.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 17, 2011
Don Groves

Bird-brained animated comedy that won't fly.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 6, 2011
James Berardinelli
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The only thing surprising about this lackluster animated production is that it attracted an A-list voice cast. But that's how things are today when even mediocre animation can be a big draw.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2011
Alonso Duralde

The plotting here is of the set-up-the-pins-and-knock-them-down variety, so you'll pretty much predict every grinding of the script's gears.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The director, Carlos Saldanha, collaborated on the "Ice Age" trilogy. What he has developed here has tons of atmosphere and, less helpfully, tons of over-plotted chaos disguised as a story.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2011
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times

There is nothing wrong with this film - the voice cast are all good, the animation is colorful and the script peppered with one-liners. But it all seems so formulaic.

Full Review Source: The Baltic Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2011
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Just like its blue feathered protagonist, Rio has the look yet doesn't soar to the heights needed to make this animated adventure / musical hybrid work.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Too timid to be either inspired or outrageously inept, Rio is merely a bird of a familiar feather.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 12, 2011
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Like its main character, Rio just doesn't fly.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Eye-catching visuals and a bland storyline virtually cancel each other out in new animated adventure Rio.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 8, 2011
Bill Gibron

in the ever flat-lining world of 3D CG cartooning, it's the same old bird spit.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 14, 2011
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

A pathetically total misfire ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

April 14, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The platonic ideal of a children's movie that is completely devoid of either merit or flaw, existing solely that it might exist.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

April 20, 2011
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 13, 2011
Brian Tallerico

The characters, the jokes, and even the striking visuals - they all dissipate from the memory like a piece of candy that seems tasty in the moment but ultimately isn't very filling.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 15, 2011
Leonard Maltin
March 10, 2012
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