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The Nut Job 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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63

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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Dont waste you 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...

Dont waste you 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...

Boring

By Lteneleven
Nowhere near the humor of Madagascar and other similar movies. I paid for one adult, me, and four kids. Its money I can never get back. Mr. Neeson is a great actor. He should keep to rescuing...

Boring

By Lteneleven
Nowhere near the humor of Madagascar and other similar movies. I paid for one adult, me, and four kids. Its money I can never get back. Mr. Neeson is a great actor. He should keep to rescuing...

Great Movie

By avcurrie
I took my boys ages 5 and 8 and they laughed out loud during the entire movie. Good story line and lots of kids noises to entertain adults & kids alike....

Great Movie

By avcurrie
I took my boys ages 5 and 8 and they laughed out loud during the entire movie. Good story line and lots of kids noises to entertain adults & kids alike....

The Nut Job...

By terryclmn
I took my 7-year-old daughter to see this movie and we both thought it was great. The entire theater was laughing out loud during several parts. Lots of action and subtle humor, too....

The Nut Job...

By terryclmn
I took my 7-year-old daughter to see this movie and we both thought it was great. The entire theater was laughing out loud during several parts. Lots of action and subtle humor, too....

Just OK

By calzar
I thought the movie was passable. Went with a friend and our kids. The 9 year olds were entertained, but the 6 year olds were bored. Didn't quite live up to expectation....

Just OK

By calzar
I thought the movie was passable. Went with a friend and our kids. The 9 year olds were entertained, but the 6 year olds were bored. Didn't quite live up to expectation....

More Info

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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