Written February 17, 2014
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 bad guy until the story line tells you. With all bad choices comes the fallout to innocent victim(s). The story required a great deal of manipulation in the story to create these bad guys. So the next question...what age group was the target audience. Too complication for small children (and unsettling tragedy), still a lot of questions by the older children (and bad lesson), and humorous to boring for teens. Animal characters are full of personality. Cute complicated love story, Not any more tragic than most animated movies.
Written January 19, 2014
Took a 8, 6 and 4 yr old who loved it. They are not discerning critics but there you go. If you have kids they will love it. I was not expecting Shrek or any crazy funny movie. It was cute and us 2 parents thought the movie was ok. If 2 adults with no kids are wondering, skip it and go see some of the other better movies in the theater right now.
Written January 29, 2014
I don't have a high standard for kids movies... other than they are not too violent and teach horrible lessons to kids... which is what the Nut Job does. The animation and voice actors are not at fault. The writing is just cringe inducing with strangely violent reactions among the animals and a schizophrenic moral structure that is murky about what it actually is trying to teach kids. NO characters are likeable except for maybe the rat friend... and he is mute and abused by all of the other characters.
I took my 3 and 2 year old to see it and thought multiple times of walking out but was dumbfounded that it could be this bad. I think they were too young to really be affected by it, and seemed to enjoy themselves enough, but I would not willingly expose them or others to it again. There are plenty of other animated fair that are much better for everyone involved.
Avoid avoid avoid.
Written January 20, 2014
We were very disappointed in the Movie selected to see this film. After purchasing our tickets on Fandango we arrieved at the Movie House and were told they had sold out the performance we had paid for. We were told we could come back for a later performance but had plans for later that day. I had three very disappointed Grand children.
Written January 18, 2014
My daughter and I took my four year old grandson to see the movie, The Nut Job, on it's opening day. We loved the entire movie. The characters, story and music were all so wonderful and entertaining. Thanks for such a fun family event.