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Rio The Movie Synopsis
A domesticated macaw (Jesse Eisenberg) goes on an adventure with the bird of his dreams.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The humor's a little strange, and the action's a little frenetic, but all of it whooshes past in a swirl of tropical color and pseudo-South...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Makes the surprising and seemingly inarguable assertion that, if we're not all Brazilian, then, at the very least, Brazil is a state of...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Give Saldanha's film an A-plus for visuals and a B-minus for story.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The production eventually succumbs to motion overload-so many characters darting off in so many directions that the ending turns unfocused,...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Voice work across the board is top-notch, with the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Jamie Foxx adding sass to their smooth-talking bird...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A brightly-colored, dizzying pinwheel of 3D animation in which nothing much happens. Sounds like summer is here early.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For its stunning iridescent look and infectious music, Rio is a refreshing adventure worth taking.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The main reason this gorgeous-looking, sweet-hearted but so-so movie remains grounded is a herky-jerky, cobbled-together story that squawks...
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55

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Name the first things that come to anyone's mind about Rio de Janeiro - samba, soccer, sunbathing, Carnival - and those are the building...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The soundtrack, overseen by Sergio Mendes, has a few lively bossa nova moments, but not nearly enough.
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Blu Sky's "Kung Fu Panda"

By blu hawaii
This one, I'll keep short. Blue Sky has now also discovered there is no secret ingredient. This is arguably the best movie from that studio to date. It's got superb animation, great story...

Very nice

By tdavis2607
Cute family movie with a great moral, go see it!...

Simple but sweet

By mman
I find it humorous that Jessie Eisenberg went from being Mark Zuckerburg to an animated talking blue macaw. In The Social Network, he plays a confident, no-nonsense character. In Rio, he plays the...

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By gia421
THE BEST MOVIE IVE SEEN IN ALONG TIME TOOK MY LITTLE GIRL JUST TURNED 5 YRS THE COLOR THE EXCITEMENT THE MOVIE WAS SO HEARTFELT LOVING AND FUNNY , LOVED IT GO SEE IT RIGHT AWAY EVEN IF YOU DONT BRING...

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Rated G | For Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Vibrant bird tale is part adventure, part love story.
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