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Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap Blu and Jewel, but the pair soon escape and begin a perilous adventure back to freedom -- and Linda.

Actors: Leslie Mann , Anne Hathaway , Jesse Eisenberg , Sofia Scarpa Saldanha , Jason Fricchione , Karen Disher , Jemaine Clement , Rodrigo Santoro , Jamie Foxx , George Lopez , Wanda Sykes , , Jane Lynch
Directors: Carlos Saldanha
Country: USA
Release: 2011-04-15
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  • Steve Persall

    Bursting with color and rippling with samba rhythms, Rio makes you wonder why animated films haven't spent more time in Brazil.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Pete Hammond

    Rio is the biggest and brightest animated triumph since "Toy Story 3."

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Andy Webster

    This animated feature effort is a significant step forward from the studio's "Ice Age" films, in the richness of its cast, the exuberance of its music and the vibrance of its palette.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    If you don't go in panting for a Pixar-level masterpiece, you should have a blast at this cartoon carnaval.

    Time Full Review
  • Randy Cordova

    A sequence set during Carnival is equally engaging, with giant floats and throngs of people watching the parade. Several scenes are shown from the birds' points of view, which make for a dizzying, dazzling experience.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Amy Biancolli

    The humor's a little strange, and the action's a little frenetic, but all of it whooshes past in a swirl of tropical color and pseudo-South American bonhomie. Gorgeous scenery meets oddball characters and mild ethnic stereotyping.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    This is a movie that imbues even the hoariest quest-peril-life lesson tropes of family animated films and imbues them with new life and rhythm.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    Makes the surprising and seemingly inarguable assertion that, if we're not all Brazilian, then, at the very least, Brazil is a state of mind.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    Give Saldanha's film an A-plus for visuals and a B-minus for story.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    The production eventually succumbs to motion overload-so many characters darting off in so many directions that the ending turns unfocused, even flat. But watching them go by is great fun, and there are worse things than a movie that can't stop moving.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    What we have here is truly a rare bird, and I'm not talking about the world's last two blue macaws...No, the nearly extinct species of which I speak is the G-rated family movie - nice for a change to sit through a film with literally no cringe or fear factor.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Megan Lehmann

    Voice work across the board is top-notch, with the Black Eyed Peas' and Jamie Foxx adding sass to their smooth-talking bird buddies, and comic George Lopez solid as a party-loving toucan named Rafael.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Leslie Felperin

    Like its flight-challenged parrot protagonist, Rio takes a while to get off the ground but manages to soar by the end.

    Variety Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    If nothing else, Rio is unabashedly jubilant.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Peter Travers

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

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    Notwithstanding some allusions to "Lady and the Tramp," the characters and their comic high jinks are nothing special, but the the getaway gives us spectacular 3-D images of the city.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    The only character who makes much of an impression is a crazed, cannibalistic cockatoo voiced by Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"), who gets the best of the handful of musical numbers.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    For its stunning iridescent look and infectious music, Rio is a refreshing adventure worth taking.

    USA Today Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    The only thing surprising about this lackluster animated production is that it attracted an A-list voice cast.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    The main reason this gorgeous-looking, sweet-hearted but so-so movie remains grounded is a herky-jerky, cobbled-together story that squawks when it should sing.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Olly Richards

    Okay, so it's not exactly a groundbreaking advance from the team behind "Ice Age," but with its kaleidoscope of colour and heaps of humour, you'll be charmed.

    Empire Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Name the first things that come to anyone's mind about Rio de Janeiro - samba, soccer, sunbathing, Carnival - and those are the building blocks of this movie. Expect the expected.

    NPR Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    Rio could use fresher ingredients and more spice.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    The movie isn't dull, exactly; the problem lies in the other, antsy direction.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    The soundtrack, overseen by Sergio Mendes, has a few lively bossa nova moments, but not nearly enough.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Nick Schager

    Too timid to be either inspired or outrageously inept, Rio is merely a bird of a familiar feather.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    So does Rio measure up to the insanely great standard set by Pixar? Visually, yes.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Ben Kenigsberg

    Compared to Pixar's "Up," a much more organic and heartfelt story about making friends in far-flung places, Rio simply feels rote.

    Time Out New York Full Review
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  • 1. Real In Rio Performer: Jesse Eisenberg as The Rio Singers, Jamie Foxx as The Rio Singers, Anne Hathaway as The Rio Singers, George Lopez as The Rio Singers, as The Rio Singers, Bill Cantos as The Rio Singers, Dee Lewis Clay as The Rio Singers, Monique Do Stream Music Online
  • 8. Girl From Ipanema Performer: George Lopez uncredited and Bebel Gilberto uncredited Stream Music Online
  • 9. Funky Monkey Performer: Siedah Garrett, Carlinhos Brown, Mikael Mutti, and Davi Vieira Stream Music Online
  • 13. Hot Wings (I Wanna Party) Performer: as, Jamie Foxx, and Anne Hathaway Stream Music Online
  • 21. Aha, San Antone Performer: Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr. & Claude Jarman, Jr. Stream Music Online
  • 28. Departure For Fort Bliss (The Girl I Left Behind) Performer: VICTOR POPULAR YOUNG Stream Music Online
  • 47. Real in Rio (New Home) Performer: Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, and The Rio Singers Stream Music Online