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From the makers of the hit Ice Age series comes Rio, a comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side. Blu is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rio is a brightly-colored, dizzying pinwheel of 3D animation in which nothing much happens. Sounds like summer is here early."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A fairly typical children's movie, but at least it moves along with purpose!"
‑ Laremy Legel,
"This isn't revolutionary animation, but it's warm, sincere and huge-hearted. I was dazzled by all the colors; your kids are gonna go nuts for them."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This is simply a film that both kids and parents can enjoy together, which, according to the consensuses for other recent kids' films, hasn't happened for awhile, so my advice would be to take advantage of it"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"You'd be the world's biggest grinch not to get a kick out of this feather fest."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"Expect the expected."
‑ Scott Tobias, NPR
"The generic story elements can't spoil the real achievement of Rio, which is a series of vividly choreographed set-pieces."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"While it may entertain the kiddies for a while, for the older folks out there (and that means anyone 10+), Rio is just another animated yawner."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Basic, good-natured cinematic charm isn't something that should be easily dismissed."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"There is nothing wrong with this film - the voice cast are all good, the animation is colorful and the script peppered with one-liners. But it all seems so formulaic."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"Rio will not set your heart afire, although its low-level consciousness raising about illegally smuggled animals is nice. Mostly, it's brightly colored fluff, but then, it's supposed to be."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Eisenberg's tremulous, earnest delivery matches Blu's big worrywart eyes perfectly, and he and Hathaway, to their credit, give it their all."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated, "Rio" is the first Blue Sky movie that could be compared to the best of Pixar."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Bright and chippy as a roomful of parrots, and the best thing Saldanha has done since the first Ice Age."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Rio combines excellent visuals and a witty, modern script that will appeal to audience members both young and old."
‑ James Luxford, The National
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