Rio

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This straightforward movie reaches great heights thanks to its colorful visual palette, catchy music, and funny vocal performances.

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Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel (Anne Hathaway), a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

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Anne Hathaway
Jewel
Voice
Leslie Mann
Linda
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Tracy Morgan
Luiz
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will.i.am
Pedro
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Rodrigo Santoro
Tulio, Soccer Announcer
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George Lopez
Rafael
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Jamie Foxx
Nico
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Jake T. Austin
Fernando
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Don Rhymer
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Joshua Sternin
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Sam Harper
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Chris Wedge
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John Powell
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Harry Hitner
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Critic Reviews for Rio

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  • Rio is a brightly-colored, dizzying pinwheel of 3D animation in which nothing much happens. Sounds like summer is here early.

    April 21, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Expect the expected.

    April 15, 2011 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    NPR
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  • Rio will not set your heart afire, although its low-level consciousness raising about illegally smuggled animals is nice. Mostly, it's brightly colored fluff, but then, it's supposed to be.

    April 15, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • A fairly typical children's movie, but at least it moves along with purpose!

    April 15, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Laremy Legel

    Film.com
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  • The generic story elements can't spoil the real achievement of Rio, which is a series of vividly choreographed set-pieces.

    April 15, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Eisenberg's tremulous, earnest delivery matches Blu's big worrywart eyes perfectly, and he and Hathaway, to their credit, give it their all.

    April 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rio

  • Mar 09, 2016
    Rio is fun, visually nice and pretty entertaining. It definitely doesn't rank as one of the best animated films but is still a fun time for the family!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 07, 2014
    My 9yo and I both liked this. "Mum, they're not singing in English." "That's because in Brazil people speak Portuguese." "Mum, this movie is not very realistic." "Most movies aren't realistic." "Mum, this movie is really kind of weird." "Is it better than Horton Hears a Who?" "YES!"
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2014
    High flying fun, Rio is a charming animated film. The story follows a blue macaw named Blu who is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with another macaw, but along the way he's abducted by poachers hoping to sell him on the black market. Featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, and Jamie Foxx, the cast is quite impressive. And the animation is especially good, particularly the birds; which are remarkably detailed. Also, the comedy is lighthearted and kind of clever, but the Carnival jokes do get a little out of hand. Sure to deliver plenty of laughs, Rio is an entertaining family comedy.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2014
    A very entertaining and inventive offering from Fox Animation that is so colorfully and vibrantly drawn it is a pleasure to watch. Good plot, great music and Good vocal work. Enjoyable! 07-14-2014
    Christopher O Super Reviewer

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