The Nut Job 3D Synopsis
Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions.

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Critic Ratings


Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Better than any animated film released in the doldrums of January has a right to be.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Nut Job has an interesting anti-socialist subtext, with the seemingly benevolent raccoon revealing himself as a power-mad dictator....
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
Better than any animated film released in the doldrums of January has a right to be.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
While the animation is quite good and the filmmakers have brought together an excellent group of actors to provide the voice talent, the...
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Given the feel-good themes of the average kids' movie — be yourself, follow the golden rule, love each other, blah blah blah — it's...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Nut Job has a certain lo-fi charm, but it’s hardly a world-beater; with all due respect to Surly, Rocky J. Squirrel’s place in the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Forgettably mediocre, but it's not atrocious.
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By Peter Debruge
The critters look cute, but behave less so, while the competing-heists concept never quite takes off.
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Village Voice

By Chris Packham
Good-natured and completely forgettable.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Despite some high-caliber voice talent and shimmering animation, it's hard to get a bead on this tale.
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Dont waste your hard earned Money and your time. Even if your kids are really interested in watching it

By cheesecake79
all my kids aged 5 (boy) 7 (girl) and 9 (boy) were really wanting to watch it at the movies, all 3 were bored, we left more than halfway through the movie and asked for our money back. which they...

Good Movie

By lovinsky292
It was an ok movie. The writers need to realize that these are children and most of the jokes are for adults. But I still would recommend it...

The Nut Job

By starman421
When I take my grandchildren to a kids movie I expect them to be entertained. Movie was very boring. They tried to make it funny. Not funny at all. My 5 year old was not entertained. The animals...

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By dsd157
Took my grand daughter, we loved the movie. Everyone should go! Funny, fun and teaching to be kind and help others, even if your just a squirrel....

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By kingsjam
Overall, I liked the film. The animation and general storyline were ok. It did have areas where it contradicted it's own beliefs and values. Definitely a kid movie....

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By beckittey
My 9 and 7 year old enjoyed the movie. I can say it was not worth the money to watch in 3d but was a very cute movie....

Very silly

By mitsa2
For an adult, if you need something silly, GO! Crude childish humor such as the protagonist squirrel flatulating after eating cheese. Perhaps he is lactose intolerant....

Fun for all

By beckspray
My 7 year old grandson and I both enjoyed the humor and the lesson about the good & bad in people. Saw it in 3D - not worth the extra money - but still enjoyed the movie....

The Nut Job- Wait for the DVD

By mgollin
An outcast squirrel/ unexpected hero plans to rob a Nut store simultaneously while some human criminals plan their own heist. My 7 year old and best friend seemed to enjoy the movie, however spent...

Add a forth D......

By mrboot46
This movie deserves a fourth D in addition to the 3D..... make the last D for Delightful ! We enjoyed the movie from beginning to end and as it had been years since I had been in a theater the...

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Rated PG | For Mild Action and Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Disappointing animal comedy features insults, fart jokes.
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