Rio Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
This isn't revolutionary animation, but it's warm, sincere and huge-hearted. I was dazzled by all the colors; your kids are gonna go nuts for them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated, "Rio" is the first Blue Sky movie that could be compared to the best of Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 20, 2012
This is simply a film that both kids and parents can enjoy together, which, according to the consensuses for other recent kids' films, hasn't happened for awhile, so my advice would be to take advantage of it
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 7, 2012
Basic, good-natured cinematic charm isn't something that should be easily dismissed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
Bright and chippy as a roomful of parrots, and the best thing Saldanha has done since the first Ice Age.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
December 18, 2011
You'd be the world's biggest grinch not to get a kick out of this feather fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
Rio combines excellent visuals and a witty, modern script that will appeal to audience members both young and old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
August 3, 2011
There's lots of color, some gorgeous animation, a running beat of lively (if not always memorable) music and the energy of lovely tropical birds in flight. The rest is formula...

National Post
July 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
June 26, 2011
This might be the first family film in which sex... serves as the narrative lynchpin.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 31, 2011
Even if the story lacks the depth or originality of some of the recent crop of superlative animated films, 'Rio' has an innocent charm to it -- and an explosion of color.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
May 6, 2011
Since the little ones will be amused, the high-flying Rio won't ruffle any feathers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Film Threat
April 23, 2011
With bold, tropical colors, salsa sounds, and refreshing voiceovers from Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and more, Rio is pure, light hearted fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 23, 2011
Swaggering and splashy, even though its predictably stereotypical banality prevents it from ever achieving full flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 22, 2011
The urban/tropical landscapes and Carnival backdrop add vibrancy to a smart romance-adventure that borrows from classic Bob Hope suspense-comedies and even Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps'...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 21, 2011
Rio features great vocal work from Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Tracy Morgan and a tired plot that needs the eye-popping animation to keep it flying high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 20, 2011
It's only real downfall is its lack of ambition to be more than decent. Saldanha has also been unerringly safe in most of his story telling choices, with little unexpected character development and quite a bit of overly tidy moralizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
April 18, 2011
Exuberant and full of life, music and colour as the city for which it's named, Rio's combination of a fun script, excellent soundtrack and stunning visuals will delight the entire family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

ComingSoon.net
April 18, 2011
There's probably not much to worry about come Oscar time, but for a weekend with the kids, it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 17, 2011
Fun for the kids and the adults - and you just have to love Tracy Morgan's Luiz
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
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