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Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Under Saldanha's guidance, an extensive team of animators and visual effects artists elevates the 3D format to an alluring level, with character details, dense background imagery and often complex action and aerial sequences (including a requisite Busby Berkeley-inspired musical number) appearing effortlessly executed.
This hyperactive toon extravaganza has color, flair and energy to burn. But it’s the sort of relentless juggling act that finally proves more exhausting than exhilarating.
The characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it’ll charm the socks off little people.
A very unfocused, sporadically funny film, lifted by its (predictable) visual splendour.
The predictable plot gets an enjoyably venomous boost from Jemaine Clement’s revenge-obsessed cockatoo Nigel.
A strange combination of mental exhaustion and boredom.
If this sequel proves anything, it’s that more is not always better.
This jumbled sequel, which was also directed by Carlos Saldanha, loses most of what made the first film such an infectious entertainment.
The Guardian
It's hard to ascribe much art or wit to a franchise that retains the services of will.i.am as comic relief – and a thoroughly inorganic talent-show subplot feels like another attempt to groom youngsters for life in the Cowell jungle.
Slant Magazine
The net effect is a shapeless would-be diversion in which things just happen independently, a string of effects missing any cause.

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