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Rio 2 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Like most sequels, Rio 2 takes its predecessor's basic template and tries to make it bigger -- which means it's even busier, more colorful, and ultimately more exhausting for viewers outside the youthful target demographic.

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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they're joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) Fox

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as Pedro
George Lopez
as Raphael
Natalie Morales
as Newscaster
Andy Garcia
as Eduardo
Janelle Monáe
as Dr. Monae
Bruno Mars
as Roberto
Carlinhos Brown
as Audition Bird
Jim Conroy
as Capoeira Turtle
Bernardo De Paula
as Carnival Barker/Blue Sentry
Nola Donkin
as Opera Bird
Miguel Ferrer
as Big Boss
Jeff Garcia
as Spoonbill
Jason Harris
as Old Bird
Amy Heidemann
as Rapping Sloth
Kevin W. Keane
as Obnoxious Kid
Gracinha Leporace
as Swinging Audition Monkey
Sergio Mendes
as Street Vendor
Pablo Ramírez
as Tapir Game Announcer
Marco Antonio Regil
as Porcupine Game Announcer
Carlos Saldanha
as Amazon Quail
Cindy Slattery
as Plucked Porcupine
Randy Thom
as Logging Foreman
Miriam Wallen
as Coin Toss Bird
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Critic Reviews for Rio 2

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (32)

Director Carlos Saldanha's love for his native Rio shines through, but that's not quite enough to save the messy, sprawling story.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The film is at its most entertaining in the musical sequences.

July 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort.

April 11, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The musical moments, on the whole, stand out as the highlights of the film; Rio 2 becomes watchable when the flat characters shut up and sing.

April 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Rio 2 has a childish, delicious-looking beauty. It's like watching a box of Froot Loops explode just beyond the tip of your nose. Bring milk.

April 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers.

April 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rio 2

Although nothing special, this amusing sequel is deliciously colorful and deserves more praise for its relevant environmental message than any narrative merits, even if it has considerably less clichés than in the first movie and we get a handful of inspired moments.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This sequel is trying to juggle way too many characters in what looks and feels like an Avatar variant at times (blue creatures, hidden jungle refuge, fight against the exploiters). Seriously though, this is beautifully animated and gorgeous to look at. Kids will have a lot of fun with it, adults will wish that the short glimpses of really mean, anarchic humor would have lasted longer.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

He's villainous, she's venomous. Fairly decent animated movie! While it wasn't the best movie or even the best animation I have seen this year, this movie is definitely entertaining. The story is decent. There are quite a few songs and plenty of comedic moments as well. In essence this movie serves the purpose of being entertaining. Rio 2 is a beautifully made animated movie with a satisfactory plot. There is nothing wrong with Rio 2, but there's not much great about it either. Kids will love this movie, and adults will not feel like they wasted their time. It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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