• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • PG , 1 hr 26 min
  • 3D
    Animated
  • 501 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions.

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Critic Ratings

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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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63

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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63

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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60

NPR

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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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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Forgettably mediocre, but it's not atrocious.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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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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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The production squeaks by on the visual charm of art director Ian Hastings’ period touches and warm autumnal hues. The voice talent is a...
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The critters look cute, but behave less so, while the competing-heists concept never quite takes off.
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40

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
Good-natured and completely forgettable.
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38

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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Words to Describe The Nut Job

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Bland, short, devoid of humor, plot holes, unlikeable main character, boring. I just spared you time and money right there....

Cliffton

By clifftonowens
Owens...

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