The Nut Job

The Nut Job

The Nut Job

Will Arnett (Arrested Development) voices Surly, the stick-in-the-mud squirrel at the center of this animated family heist film. Exiled from the park he called home, Surly is struggling to get by in the city's concrete jungle. The furry curmudgeon gets a gang together, including his dim-witted rat friend Buddy, and attempts an elaborate robbery of a nut store that could save his former home. Co-stars the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Katherine Heigl and Liam Neeson.

2014Rating: PG105 minsCanada, South Korea
AnimatedKids & Family

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The Nut Job / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The absence of new or sustainable ideas dooms it to instant mediocrity.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Even at 86 minutes, with plenty of chases and action sequences thrown in, The Nut Job feels overstretched and arbitrary.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The production squeaks by on the visual charm of art director Ian Hastings’ period touches and warm autumnal hues.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Endless wordplay and dumb slapstick do not a rewarding animation make. Pun-ishing.

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