Blame It on Rio
Blame It on Rio (1984)

When an aging executive takes a vacation to Rio de Janeiro, he meets up with his best friend. His friend has brought his lovely young daughter along, who takes a real interest in the now-somewhat-confused older executive. A passionate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 17, 1984
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Offputting, even at times nasty.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Blame It on Rio is not simply humorless. It also spreads gloom.

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Clint Morris

More sizzle than onion rings

Time Out

A thin, cynical calculation.

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TV Guide

Caine looks embarrassed through the entire film, as well he might.

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The script is too self-consciously coy to carry conviction and appears to have been commandeered from a small screen sit com.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie is clearly intended to appeal to the prurient interests of dirty old men of all ages.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Leering, witless sex comedy

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I'd rather blame it on the screenplay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I can't believe I missed this little 80's gem until now! Okay, the story is a little questionable - middle aged man gets with best friend's… More
RJ MacReady
In the 80's Michael Caine was the busiest man in Hollywood. The man never stopped working, and appeared in so many movies, it was impossible not to miss… More
Red Lats
Michael Caine plays a reluctant lover to the daughter of his best friend on a vacation in Rio. His acting is pretty good, but the movie gets worse as it ages.
Dean McKenna
The shaky affair is held together by another outstanding performance by Michael Caine as the conscience-stricken, reluctant lover.