Rio 2

Rio 2



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Rio 2 Reviews

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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
Kevin McFarland
AV Club
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Despite the attempts at broadening the secondary ideological themes, this is another familiar father-in-crisis tale, dotted with musical interludes for Chenoweth and Clement, and dressed in brighter plumage.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 10, 2014
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies

Does this slick Blue Sky sequel cut the animated feature mustard in a post LEGO Movie world? No, it really doesn't.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2014
Jeff Beck

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 Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 15, 2014
Witney Seibold

The animation is fine, but Rio 2 is bland, not very funny, and even poorly plotted.

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

April 10, 2014
Stefan Pape

Given the strikingly colourful, vibrant aesthetic, and the South American flavour that exists, with a carnival spirit prevalent, sadly the animation is somewhat underwhelming.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2014
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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Rio 2 feels like biting down on a golf-ball-size bolus of Skittles while a youth counselor sitting backward in a chair fist-bumps you and shouts, "The environment is cool, brah!"

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 9, 2014
Matt Patches
IGN Movies

Roaring new songs are countered by apparent missed opportunities. Even the message is bunk.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4.7/10

April 9, 2014
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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All in all, though, the movie feels at once too busy and too derivative. That's no easy feat, but it's also one sequel-makers probably shouldn't aspire to.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 10, 2014
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!

I'm sorry. I just found the whole thing tedious with a capital "T." This is an overstuffed, deeply padded film that sorely lacks drive and urgency. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

April 11, 2014
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The net effect is a shapeless would-be diversion in which things just happen independently, a string of effects missing any cause.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

April 8, 2014
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

More characters, more actors, more songs. More pandering, fewer laughs.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2014
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

Rio 2 feels less like a new adventure and a lot like an excuse to do more of the same.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

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
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The movie's an acceptable, if tiring, baby sitter.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 10, 2014
James Rocchi

Rio had at least some life to it; Rio 2 feels like hollow, dusty dead-in-the-eyes taxidermy in the name of pure profit.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 9, 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
Edward Douglas

Mostly uninspired and rarely even remotely entertaining, you'd be better off sticking with the original Rio... and by that, we mean the one in Brazil.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

April 9, 2014
Todd Gilchrist
Comic Book Resources

A shamelessly uninspired follow-up, Rio 2 is just plain tedious - a boring, overly familiar pastiche of sitcom problems, acted out by annoying animals, and scored with music that should make it all feel invigorating, not infuriating.

Full Review Source: Comic Book Resources

April 10, 2014
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

April 10, 2014
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