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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-
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
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Kevin McFarland
AV Club
April 10, 2014
Despite the attempts at broadening the secondary ideological themes, this is another familiar father-in-crisis tale, dotted with musical interludes for Chenoweth and Clement, and dressed in brighter plumage.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies
April 3, 2014
Does this slick Blue Sky sequel cut the animated feature mustard in a post LEGO Movie world? No, it really doesn't.
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
Witney Seibold
April 10, 2014
The animation is fine, but Rio 2 is bland, not very funny, and even poorly plotted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Stefan Pape
April 2, 2014
Given the strikingly colourful, vibrant aesthetic, and the South American flavour that exists, with a carnival spirit prevalent, sadly the animation is somewhat underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
April 9, 2014
Rio 2 feels like biting down on a golf-ball-size bolus of Skittles while a youth counselor sitting backward in a chair fist-bumps you and shouts, "The environment is cool, brah!"
Matt Patches
IGN Movies
April 9, 2014
Roaring new songs are countered by apparent missed opportunities. Even the message is bunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
April 11, 2014
I'm sorry. I just found the whole thing tedious with a capital "T." This is an overstuffed, deeply padded film that sorely lacks drive and urgency. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
April 8, 2014
The net effect is a shapeless would-be diversion in which things just happen independently, a string of effects missing any cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
April 9, 2014
More characters, more actors, more songs. More pandering, fewer laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
April 11, 2014
Rio 2 feels less like a new adventure and a lot like an excuse to do more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Alonso Duralde
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.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2014
The movie's an acceptable, if tiring, baby sitter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
April 9, 2014
Rio had at least some life to it; Rio 2 feels like hollow, dusty dead-in-the-eyes taxidermy in the name of pure profit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
April 11, 2014
Presents a relentless sweep of bright colours impeccably choreographed to samba, R&B and show tunes. Amidst all the revelry, the busy plot and characters garner as much attention as the wheels on a carnival truck.
| Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
April 9, 2014
Mostly uninspired and rarely even remotely entertaining, you'd be better off sticking with the original Rio... and by that, we mean the one in Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Todd Gilchrist
Comic Book Resources
April 10, 2014
A shamelessly uninspired follow-up, Rio 2 is just plain tedious - a boring, overly familiar pastiche of sitcom problems, acted out by annoying animals, and scored with music that should make it all feel invigorating, not infuriating.
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