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Rio 2 Reviews

June 9, 2017
Director Carlos Saldanha's love for his native Rio shines through, but that's not quite enough to save the messy, sprawling story.
April 11, 2014
The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
April 11, 2014
Rio 2 has a childish, delicious-looking beauty. It's like watching a box of Froot Loops explode just beyond the tip of your nose. Bring milk.
April 11, 2014
Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2014
"Rio 2" ends up being not so much about the birds as mostly for the birds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2014
It'll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it's likely to bore the grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2014
It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2014
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters.
April 10, 2014
The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted.
April 10, 2014
The story flows, but not always freely, thanks to its manufactured feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2014
[A] ramshackle, riotously beautiful sequel to the smash 2011 musical-comedy.
April 10, 2014
Those who enjoyed the adventures of Blu and Jewel and company in the first Rio are going to find the sequel an equally pleasing diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 10, 2014
With so much going on, it's a wonder this kids' movie is only five minutes longer than the original. But for the music and brilliantly picturesque look, it's worth the 3-D ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2014
An agreeable song-and-dance movie, a laugh here, a laugh there, pleasant but overly busy, for seemingly no real reason other than to throw a few more set pieces at the wall to see what sticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2014
The movie's an acceptable, if tiring, baby sitter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2014
It's like the last "Hobbit" movie - so much time passes between side plots that you have to jog the memory when a minor character appears again. Who's that toucan again? Is he a bad guy?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2014
Even when it's coarse and calculating, this is an eager entertainment machine that will keep the kids satisfied. Just don't tell them that the Rio movies are musical comedies about an avian genocide.
April 10, 2014
We're grading on a sliding scale here. But if "Rio 2" is hardly Pixar quality, it's certainly better than the average animated sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2014
Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
April 9, 2014
"Rio 2" is not what I would call Amazon prime, but it's got enough silly songs and daffy critters to keep the little ones happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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!"
April 1, 2014
There are problems here ... but the characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it'll charm the socks off little people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2014
There's plenty here to attract both kids and adults alike in Saldanha's colorful imagining of the Amazonian rainforest's avian communities.
March 27, 2014
Finally proves more exhausting than exhilarating as it lectures you about respecting Mother Nature one minute, knocks you over with a Gloria Gaynor cover the next, and squeezes in a lot of questionable comic relief in between.