Rio

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Vibrant bird tale is part adventure, part love story.

G 2011 96 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 70 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 115 reviews

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age 13+

Creeped out by behavior of captive birds

We didn't get past the scene where the birds were put among other captives. Those that had been there awhile were acting like they were brainwashed, trying to please their masters and avoid punishment. One bird was saying something along the lines of, "I'm a pretty bird, choose me" in a pleading voice... That scene turned our stomachs and we shut it off. This may sound innocuous but seeing the coping behavior of victims isn't my idea of entertainment.
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age 6+

Sensitive person warning

For the average kid this is a fine movie to watch. For a sensitive kid it would be hard. I use this site as an adult to give me a good idea of the possible triggers I might experience without reading every detail and spoiling the movies/shows. Usually, this site is spot on but this one had a few surprises. There are weird racial undertones, morally troublesome characters, and abuse demonstrated between the boss and his cronies. There are several scary moments, that feel real. There is also a bdsm joke which seems out of place in a kids movie, but Im not too concerned about the overt sexuality. A good thing it has is disability representation. The main character Blu cannot fly for most of the movie but he gets around that in amazing ways. Overall, probably a fine movie for a kid not paying attention to it, but not fine for a 21 yr old with trauma

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