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Rio Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
April 21, 2013
While it may entertain the kiddies for a while, for the older folks out there (and that means anyone 10+), Rio is just another animated yawner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Grae Drake
May 27, 2011
The posters say From the creators of Ice Age, so don't say you haven't been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 7, 2011
Rio is difficult to watch without imagining it was a light bulb idea bandied around the office of the Rio de Janeiro Tourist Board...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
April 13, 2011
A competently-made animated film crafted specifically for the toddler set, who may enjoy the bright colors and boingy action. Older kids and parents will find themselves, if not quite bored, then only modestly engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Neal
The Standard
April 7, 2011
The best and, unfortunately, most obvious simile to describe this film is to liken it to a parrot - it's pretty to look at it, but when it talks it doesn't say very much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
April 17, 2011
Carlos Saldanha's sincere but uninspired romp into the glossy postcard atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro is one long courtship that ultimately falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Don Groves
April 6, 2011
Bird-brained animated comedy that won't fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
April 12, 2011
The only thing surprising about this lackluster animated production is that it attracted an A-list voice cast. But that's how things are today when even mediocre animation can be a big draw.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alonso Duralde
April 15, 2011
The plotting here is of the set-up-the-pins-and-knock-them-down variety, so you'll pretty much predict every grinding of the script's gears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 14, 2011
The director, Carlos Saldanha, collaborated on the "Ice Age" trilogy. What he has developed here has tons of atmosphere and, less helpfully, tons of over-plotted chaos disguised as a story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
There is nothing wrong with this film - the voice cast are all good, the animation is colorful and the script peppered with one-liners. But it all seems so formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
April 5, 2011
Just like its blue feathered protagonist, Rio has the look yet doesn't soar to the heights needed to make this animated adventure / musical hybrid work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 12, 2011
Too timid to be either inspired or outrageously inept, Rio is merely a bird of a familiar feather.
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
April 15, 2011
Like its main character, Rio just doesn't fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 8, 2011
Eye-catching visuals and a bland storyline virtually cancel each other out in new animated adventure Rio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
April 14, 2011
in the ever flat-lining world of 3D CG cartooning, it's the same old bird spit.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 14, 2011
A pathetically total misfire ...
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 20, 2011
The platonic ideal of a children's movie that is completely devoid of either merit or flaw, existing solely that it might exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
April 13, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Tallerico
April 15, 2011
The characters, the jokes, and even the striking visuals - they all dissipate from the memory like a piece of candy that seems tasty in the moment but ultimately isn't very filling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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