75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The superiority of the musical sequences, and laziness of the writing, creates a dynamic where you find yourself wishing the characters would shut up and dance.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
With a splashy Brazilian-themed musical score, top-notch voice talent and sharp-witted writing, the sequel to “Rio” is one delightful animated romp. It’s as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Under Saldanha's guidance, an extensive team of animators and visual effects artists elevates the 3D format to an alluring level, with character details, dense background imagery and often complex action and aerial sequences (including a requisite Busby Berkeley-inspired musical number) appearing effortlessly executed.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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60

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
The characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it’ll charm the socks off little people.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Most impressive: the striking vibrancy of the animation. This is the rare movie that earns the extra cost of 3-D glasses.
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
A very unfocused, sporadically funny film, lifted by its (predictable) visual splendour.
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60

Variety

By Justin Chang
This hyperactive toon extravaganza has color, flair and energy to burn. But it’s the sort of relentless juggling act that finally proves more exhausting than exhilarating.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Stephan Lee
There are fun moments, especially with Kristin Chenoweth’s vampy poison dart frog. But with more evolved films like "The LEGO Movie" and "Frozen" in the animated ecosphere, overstuffed and gag-reliant time-passers like the Rio movies feel like a dying breed.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds.
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49 out of 100
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