The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature may be a slight improvement over its predecessor, but its frantic animated antics still offer minimal entertainment to all but the least discriminating viewers.

Kate Erbland
indieWire

The Nut Job 2 goes full throttle on the timely stuff, resulting in a (slightly) more thoughtful and entertaining outing.

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Stephen Whitty
New York Daily News

The character design is ugly, and the story is tired, with corny song cues and easy stereotypes.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It has all the traits that made The Nut Job so completely pointless-complicated non-story, dull characters, lame sight gags, lamer puns-then ups the ante with an in-your-face nastiness, stomping and bellowing at the top of its obnoxious voice.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

A searing indictment of capitalistic government corruption

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

Noisier, busier, crasser and more laugh-free than the first outing.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

On the Granger Gauge, the squirrels scurry in with a frenzied 4 out of 10 - in this back-to-school time-waster.

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Monica Castillo
New York Times

The jokes are thin, the computer animation is wanting and the inane plot is a series of set pieces strung together.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

There's not an appealing or memorable character in the mix.

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Bill Gibron
Film Racket

a repetitive, redundant mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
In contrast, The Nut Job actually tries to be something that ended up being a critical failure in the first place. That's how it deserves that score it… More