• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • PG , 1 hr 26 min
  • Animated
    Comedy
  • 2,335 Fan Ratings
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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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The Nut Job

By gagallant
Although the other reviews I saw on this site before I bought my ticket were negative, I enjoyed the movie. The one thing I disliked were the voice overs. They sounded too adult or something. But I...

The Nut Job

By hoosiertom
Animation was good but not Pixar quality . I felt the correlation between squirrel and friends robbing the Nut Shop and at the same time, the Bank Robbers using the Nut Shop as home base to tunnel...

Don McKaig

By mckaig.donald
A good family movie and a way to spend some time with your children. It did get a little boring at times but all in all not a bad movie....

the nut job

By sarratt_patricia
my girls really enjoyed the movie. they were like perfect angels during this show and that is unusual for them. i personally thought is started out a little slow but it was for my girls, not for me....

Is Bad Okay?

By dcrume
I am never fond of when bad is okay. The movie had you pick sides based on who should be more justified to have bad behavior. The three sources of bad behavior, it was difficult to detect who was the...

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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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