Mixed Nuts
Mixed Nuts (1994)

A holiday comedy with dark overtones, Mixed Nuts presents a supposedly humorous look at the behind-the-scenes events at a crisis hotline on Christmas Eve. Philip (Steve Martin) runs Lifesavers, a Venice, California organization dedicated to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 1994
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Director/co-scripter Nora Ephron pitches the humor at a cacophonous level and displays the comedic equivalent of two left feet in evolving an absurdist, slapstick yarn.

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James Berardinelli
TV Guide

A relentlessly hectic, poorly structured farce that falls embarrassingly flat.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Ephron's timing and sensitivity have deserted her, leaving behind only the sentimentality.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Is there anything more excruciating than failed farce?

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Louise Brealey
Empire Magazine

The beginning of Steve Martin's non-funny comedies. Ephron should know better as well.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A title song incorporating the names of nut varieties is only one of the film's desperate ploys.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Every character shines with such dazzling intensity and such inexhaustible comic invention that the movie becomes tiresome, like too many clowns.

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Martin's comedic talents show no signs of life in this truly abysmal adaptation of a superior French farce...

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Adorable, with Martin, Kahn, and Wilson giving great performances, and a strange cameo from Adam Sandler.
Sarah Prisbylla
Although the movie itself was a little weird, I really enjoyed the whole cast. Enjoyable!
Leigh Ryan
Utter madness...
Erin Collins
There were a few funny parts, but it was just too much. Good cast, but it was a pretty lame movie overall.
Dann Michalski
From Nora Ephron comes the kooky Christmas comedy Mixed Nuts. Starring Steve Martin, Rita Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Adam Sandler, the film has a great cast.… More
Sunil Jawahir
An okay movie that the amazing cast makes worth your while.