Rio 2

Rio 2



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Rio 2 Reviews

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

In general, Rio 2 feels less inspired and more forced than its predecessor.

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

July 8, 2014
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

There are moments, mainly from the menagerie of menacers, but, flying mostly on feather-light plots, this avian animation just isn't flockin' hilarious.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

July 2, 2014
Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald

The film is at its most entertaining in the musical sequences.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

July 2, 2014

Largely boring, repetitive sequel to the 2011 hit about exotically coloured birds of South America who sing and dance.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 1/5

June 26, 2014
Michael Dequina

So much is going on here, yet nothing of consequence feels like it's *happening*.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

June 6, 2014
Jeff Vice

The plot ... borrows very heavily from some of Ben Stiller's live-action hits, in particular a trio of comedies that, like this would-be 'series,' also worse and more crass as the follow-up films were churned out in assembly line fashion."

Full Review Source: Cinephiled | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 9, 2014
Todd Jorgenson

... a stylish but shallow follow-up lacking the freshness of an original that was mediocre in the first place.

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April 18, 2014
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle

All singing, all dancing, all color: Rio 2 is a modern, studio animation blockbuster spilling all over the place, rather than arching into the sky.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 17, 2014
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A marked decline in every way from an original that really couldn't afford it.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

April 16, 2014
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine

The derivative Rio 2 is a riot of color with groovy music, but not a single original moment to its name.

Full Review Source: People Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 16, 2014
Dave White

There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok."

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 14, 2014
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Rio was pretty generic to begin with, and the follow-up doesn't fly far from the nest...[it's the] vocally virtuosic amorous aria, 'Poisonous Love,' that is the picture's hands-down highlight.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2014
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that's filled with familiar feathered friends.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

April 13, 2014
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

bucks the usual law of diminishing sequel returns with a great story, even better new dangers, and a voice performance by Kristen Chenowith as Gabi, a lovesick poison dart frog that is destined to become a classic.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

April 12, 2014
Sandy Schaefer

Enjoyable music and traces of authentic Brazilian spirit provide reasonable compensation for Rio 2's derivative qualities and storytelling flaws (if only barely so).

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 11, 2014
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

Presents a relentless sweep of bright colours impeccably choreographed to samba, R&B and show tunes. Amidst all the revelry, the busy plot and characters garner as much attention as the wheels on a carnival truck.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 2014
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

"Rio 2" is a lively, colorful, amusing 3D computer-animated adventure.

Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan

April 11, 2014
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Saldanha's sequel is infused with spectacular scenery, toe-tapping music, and a myriad of creatures and colors.

Full Review Source: Kaplan vs. Kaplan

April 11, 2014
Rafer Guzman
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The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 11, 2014
Alonso Duralde
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The musical moments, on the whole, stand out as the highlights of the film; Rio 2 becomes watchable when the flat characters shut up and sing.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

April 11, 2014
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