Rio 2
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"I'm endlessly frustrated at not being able to have entertainment without a side of political and social preaching. Still, Rio 2 is a cute enough movie."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"'Rio 2' explodes with personality and atmosphere, and if you're suffering any sort of World Cup letdown, this energetic Amazonian adventure is a good way to taper off."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"There are moments, mainly from the menagerie of menacers, but, flying mostly on feather-light plots, this avian animation just isn't flockin' hilarious."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"It'll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it's likely to bore the grown-ups."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"I enjoyed it while I was watching it."
‑ Judith Lucy, At the Movies (Australia)
"The fun and entertainment of the original is nowhere to be found, replaced instead with a rushed and overstuffed plot which leads to a film that tries to reach out in so many directions that it ends up getting nowhere."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The film is at its most entertaining in the musical sequences."
‑ Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"Rio 2 is fine for what it is, but it's yet another film filling the market with the same kind of movie."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, At the Movies (Australia)
"In general, Rio 2 feels less inspired and more forced than its predecessor."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Largely boring, repetitive sequel to the 2011 hit about exotically coloured birds of South America who sing and dance."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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