Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 13, 2011
    Bursting with color and rippling with samba rhythms, Rio makes you wonder why animated films haven't spent more time in Brazil.
  2. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Apr 11, 2011
    Rio is the biggest and brightest animated triumph since "Toy Story 3."
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Apr 13, 2011
    Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 211 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 79
  2. Negative: 7 out of 79
  1. Apr 23, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Rio is a charming and fun romp through a samba themed movie. This setting allows for great color usage by the animators and this makes for a very vibrant and "warm," if you will, movie going experience. The movie also had it's funny moments and I couldn't help but love the characters. Go ahead and check it out. 2 Full Review »
  2. Apr 15, 2011
    Entertaining movie that kids will enjoy. Parents will find a lot of fun in this movie, as well. One of the best animated films since How to train your Dragon. This movie brings about 1 hour 30 minutes of non-stop fun and entertainment that is bound to keep you glued to your seat. Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2011
    I think that Rio was one of the best movies of the spring. Really, you HAVE TO take your kids to see this movie. The animation and the pictures of Brazil were amazing! But, the story was a little predictable, however. Full Review »