Rio 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rio 2 Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
June 6, 2016
Not surprisingly, what was a colorful, featherweight lark the first time around sags on re-entry due to sloppy familial baggage.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Plath
Family Home Theater
April 3, 2016
If Rio showed that 20th Century Fox Animation had finally moved into Disney's neighborhood, with Rio 2 they've taken off their shoes and propped their feet up on the coffee table.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 25, 2014
The plot struggles to take wing at first, but Eisenberg is very funny as the fretful, accident-prone Blu.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 29, 2014
I'm endlessly frustrated at not being able to have entertainment without a side of political and social preaching. Still, Rio 2 is a cute enough movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Judith Lucy
At the Movies (Australia)
July 18, 2014
I enjoyed it while I was watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
At the Movies (Australia)
July 18, 2014
Rio 2 is fine for what it is, but it's yet another film filling the market with the same kind of movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
July 15, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 8, 2014
In general, Rio 2 feels less inspired and more forced than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 2, 2014
There are moments, mainly from the menagerie of menacers, but, flying mostly on feather-light plots, this avian animation just isn't flockin' hilarious.
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
July 2, 2014
The film is at its most entertaining in the musical sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2014
Largely boring, repetitive sequel to the 2011 hit about exotically coloured birds of South America who sing and dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
June 6, 2014
So much is going on here, yet nothing of consequence feels like it's *happening*.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
May 9, 2014
The plot ... borrows very heavily from some of Ben Stiller's live-action hits, in particular a trio of comedies that, like this would-be 'series,' also worse and more crass as the follow-up films were churned out in assembly line fashion."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
April 18, 2014
... a stylish but shallow follow-up lacking the freshness of an original that was mediocre in the first place.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
April 17, 2014
All singing, all dancing, all color: Rio 2 is a modern, studio animation blockbuster spilling all over the place, rather than arching into the sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 16, 2014
A marked decline in every way from an original that really couldn't afford it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
April 16, 2014
The derivative Rio 2 is a riot of color with groovy music, but not a single original moment to its name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
April 14, 2014
There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 14, 2014
Rio was pretty generic to begin with, and the follow-up doesn't fly far from the nest...[it's the] vocally virtuosic amorous aria, 'Poisonous Love,' that is the picture's hands-down highlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 13, 2014
A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that's filled with familiar feathered friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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