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Rio 2


Genre :

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Release Date :

April 11, 2014

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Carlos Saldanha

Starring :

Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Crow, Janelle Monae, Rita Moreno

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..the characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it'll charm the socks off little people..”
by Tom Huddleston [Time Out]
2 of 4

“..the "Rio" franchise may well go on, too, but hopefully with a story that really does feel natural next time..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..Rio 2 is gorgeous to look at. There are some nice tunes and grand production numbers. But the plotting is muddled and the pro-environment message hopelessly facile..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
1.5 of 4

“..kiddie-level humor make this animated movie thoroughly family-friendly, as long as discerning adults are not in your family..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
3 of 4

“.."Rio 2" is well worth a weekend trip to the multiplex for the entire family..”
by Bill Zwecker [Chicago Sun-Times]
2.5 of 4

“.."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..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Charlotte O'Sullivan [London Evening Standard]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star]

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“..the movie has a few cute moments, but for the most part it's as predictable as being bored in trigonometry..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]


“..director James McTeigue ( V for Vendetta) has turned in a crisply efficient thriller that doesn’t surprise but still manages to be mildly entertaining over the course of its predictable 96 minutes..”
by Cary Darling [DFW.com]


“..it's hard to appreciate San Andreas as much more than a series of special effects vistas: impeccably detailed, completely plastic..”
by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [A.V. Club]


“..fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it's a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period..”
by Guy Lodge [Variety]


“..delightfully inventive, funny and touching and, surreptitiously, a great way of helping kids get a handle on all those inexplicable feelings..”
by David Sexton [This is London]


“..Villeneuve handles conventional action sequences terrifically well..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]


“..from the cloying, ever-present score to the complete lack of narrative momentum, it all adds up to a film that's easily Van Sant's worst..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]


“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]


“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]


“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]