Metacritic Movie Ratings
Rio 2 Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBill 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

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterJustin 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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  • 60

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin 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

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyStephan 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

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Rio 2 offers roughly the same approach to story and to story clutter as did the first movie.

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