Rio (2011)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 15, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This straightforward movie reaches great heights thanks to its colorful visual palette, catchy music, and funny vocal performances.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Rio is a brightly-colored, dizzying pinwheel of 3D animation in which nothing much happens. Sounds like summer is here early.

Laremy Legel

A fairly typical children's movie, but at least it moves along with purpose!

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Will Leitch

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.

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Scott Tobias

Expect the expected.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The generic story elements can't spoil the real achievement of Rio, which is a series of vividly choreographed set-pieces.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Eisenberg's tremulous, earnest delivery matches Blu's big worrywart eyes perfectly, and he and Hathaway, to their credit, give it their all.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated, "Rio" is the first Blue Sky movie that could be compared to the best of Pixar.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A cute, entertaining yet forgettable animation with too many clichés and whose charm lies in its exuberant visuals and an exotic (but clichéd) composition of a… More
danny d
a standard, well drawn kids movie that parents would never watch alone, but wont mind sitting through from time to time. decent humor and an entertaining… More
KJ Proulx
Sweet and innocent all around, "Rio" is the type of kids film that usually only comes around once or twice a year, and is both equally for children,… More
Sanjay Rema
This is a solid family movie. Eisenberg and Hathaway do good jobs and the story will keep children entertained. There is a little here for adults, but… More
Michael Edwards
Rio follows the story of a blue macaw named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), being the last of his species who is taken to Brazil to mate with another found female Blue… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The film was quite amusing and the music was well done, but somewhere along the line I wondered whether or not the story of an owner being reunited with a pet… More