The Nut Job
The Nut Job (2014)

In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 15, 2014
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hampered by an unlikable central character and source material stretched too thin to cover its brief running time, The Nut Job will provoke an allergic reaction in all but the least demanding moviegoers.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Pretty much everything in this South Korean co-production is slightly undercooked, lacking the same degree of sprightly wit or dramatic punch regularly found in A-list studio product.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Nut Job is a delightfully goofy slapstick cartoon with a surprisingly dark heart.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Children under seven will enjoy the slapstick nature of the fun and the irresistible Gangnam Style end credits sequence [but] parents might question why a film of this nature needs to feature humans using guns.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

The whole thing looks like a video game you'd rather not play.

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Only a multilevel chase sequence involving Surly and some glowing-eyed street rats has any real kinetic excitement, and the supporting characters lack visual distinction.

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David Edwards
Daily Record [UK]

This week's talking-animal toon is bad enough to cause an allergic reaction in anyone above the age of five. Everyone else is advised to take along two peanuts, one for each ear.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

The bottom line: Kids may be mildly amused by The Nut Job, but adults accompanying them won't find much to capture their interest.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

"The Nut Job" features muddy-colored and often ugly animation, a plot that feels too stretched out and loaded with details to hold the attention of most children, and more flatulence jokes than anyone deserves.

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Jonathan Romney
Observer [UK]

Small, undemanding children might find this distracting; small, tree-hopping rodents may be mortally offended.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
The story idea is good, but the characters are unsympathetic and usually underdeveloped. The images are high quality, but there's a constant lack of… More
Manu Gino
No Nuts No Glory. Mediocre Animated Movie! The animation is nice and the voice work is good. I'm not sure if this appeals more to kids or adults as it has… More
Phil Hubbs
The most expensive movie co-produced in South Korea...apparently, and Canada had their fingers involved too! So would this explain why the movie is so poor?… More
Everett Johnson
So in a nutshell(get it!?) this is a cartoon about a squirrel, and his woodland buddies who wants to rob a nut store to stock up for the winter. It's one… More
Carlos Magalh„es
This is what you get when an animation director decides to direct an animation of his own: a movie that is visually appealing but is also unfunny, cliched and… More
Bradley J
The Nut Job is mildly amusing, mildly funny, mildly enjoyable. It is the definition of lower brow January animation. Colorful but bland, pointless and loud, the… More

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