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  • Summary: Blu, Jewel and their three kids live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 10, 2014
    Choosing any unwieldy subplot to trim from Rio 2 is tough, as they're each so vibrantly rendered.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Kate Stables
    Apr 6, 2014
    The predictable plot gets an enjoyably venomous boost from Jemaine Clement’s revenge-obsessed cockatoo Nigel.
  4. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    Apr 9, 2014
    A strange combination of mental exhaustion and boredom.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Apr 10, 2014
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Apr 10, 2014
    It's a bright and fun movie, but also repetitive and overloaded with plot. A nice enough diversion, but not a necessary one.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Apr 8, 2014
    The net effect is a shapeless would-be diversion in which things just happen independently, a string of effects missing any cause.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Apr 14, 2014
    rio 2 very good........................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2014
    Ignore the critics reviews, what would they know ... they are not kids... Out of my five year olds mouth about Rio 2 in 3D... "I loved it can we see it again"... That is all that should be cared about, what the target audience thinks not a bunch of adult critics... I am sure most kids would give this at least an 8... Collapse
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    Rio 2 brings newly improved crispy and fleshy visuals than the original. It's story is great which deals family matters and relationship, the music is funky and lively, the voice casts is well-talented but the only thing that doesn't work out much is the hit-or-miss gags. Overall, it still enjoyable to watch at. Expand
  4. Jul 18, 2014
    well i sat down and watched 'Rio 2'. so what did i think about it? it was actually pretty decent. i really enjoyed it, i thought it was a nice follow up to 'Rio'. the story of 'Rio 2' talks about Blu, Jewel and their family visiting the Amazon to find a bunch of other birds like them, and Jewel also gets to meet her dad and ex-boyfriend. meanwhile Nigel comes back to get revenge for what happen to him in the first movie. i liked how in this movie, Carlos Saldanha was able to keep the fantastic animation, funny characters and great comedy from "Rio 1" and it was really entertaining. the voice acting was good too: i thought Jesse Eisenberg was really good as Blu; Anne Hathaway also did a great job as Jewel; Jemaine Clement was a great pick for Nigel; Blu and Jewel's 3 little kids were really cute and Jamie Foxx and Will.I.Am were hilarious as Nico and Pedro. but does this movie have a down part? yea it does. "Rio 2" tries to make everything bigger this time, which means it really starts to run outta steam a little bit. some of the side characters were pretty annoying, the songs aren't as great or memorable this time and even though it still had hilarious scenes, i thought "Rio 1" was a little funnier and smarter. either way, "Rio 2" was still a really decent and enjoyable sequel with fantastic animation, funny characters, nicely-written dialogue and great music and comedy. like i said, not as good as "Rio 1", but i liked it and i'm glad i watched it. Expand
  5. May 19, 2014
    Animation was great and fun to watch. Story line was quite good and the dialogue was good also. I think that this is a good family movie with a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    I loved the first Rio but the sequel is just a convoluted mess of side stories mixed together with the main plot. the animation was a true sight to behold especially in 3D but the humor and personalities of the characters were really dumbed down in comparison to the first with the exception of Nigel. altogether this was very disappointing. Not the worst sequel I've seen but certainly disappointing. Expand
  7. May 1, 2014
    An example of why great movies shouldn't have sequels. This overly boring movie, with dull dialogue, flat jokes and a plot that tries to keep us intrigued, but all that is does is the opposite. Expand

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