Rio 2 Reviews

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June 9, 2017
Director Carlos Saldanha's love for his native Rio shines through, but that's not quite enough to save the messy, sprawling story.
July 2, 2014
The film is at its most entertaining in the musical sequences.
April 11, 2014
The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort.
April 11, 2014
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.
April 11, 2014
Rio 2 has a childish, delicious-looking beauty. It's like watching a box of Froot Loops explode just beyond the tip of your nose. Bring milk.
April 11, 2014
Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers.
April 11, 2014
"Rio 2" ends up being not so much about the birds as mostly for the birds.
April 11, 2014
It'll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it's likely to bore the grown-ups.
April 10, 2014
It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor.
April 10, 2014
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters.
April 10, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted.
April 10, 2014
The story flows, but not always freely, thanks to its manufactured feel.
April 10, 2014
[A] ramshackle, riotously beautiful sequel to the smash 2011 musical-comedy.
April 10, 2014
Those who enjoyed the adventures of Blu and Jewel and company in the first Rio are going to find the sequel an equally pleasing diversion.
April 10, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014
With so much going on, it's a wonder this kids' movie is only five minutes longer than the original. But for the music and brilliantly picturesque look, it's worth the 3-D ticket.
April 10, 2014
An agreeable song-and-dance movie, a laugh here, a laugh there, pleasant but overly busy, for seemingly no real reason other than to throw a few more set pieces at the wall to see what sticks.
April 10, 2014
The movie's an acceptable, if tiring, baby sitter.
April 10, 2014
It's like the last "Hobbit" movie - so much time passes between side plots that you have to jog the memory when a minor character appears again. Who's that toucan again? Is he a bad guy?
April 10, 2014
Even when it's coarse and calculating, this is an eager entertainment machine that will keep the kids satisfied. Just don't tell them that the Rio movies are musical comedies about an avian genocide.
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