The Nut Job

Critic Score

10%

User Score

45%
In theaters Jan 17, 2014
PG, 1 hr. 26 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut
Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 26 min.
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Theater Release: Jan 17, 2014
DVD Release: Apr 15, 2014

Cast

Maya Rudolph

Precious
James Rankin

Fingers
Joe Pingue

Johnny
Julie Lemieux

Girl Scout
Robert Tinkler

Redline, Redline/Bud...
James Kee

Rat, Rat/Armored Gua...
Scott McCord

Police Officer, Poli...

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hampered by an unlikable central character and source material stretched too thin to cover its brief running time, The Nut Job will provoke an allergic reaction in all but the least demanding moviegoers.
  • Pretty much everything in this South Korean co-production is slightly undercooked, lacking the same degree of sprightly wit or dramatic punch regularly found in A-list studio product. More...
  • The whole thing looks like a video game you'd rather not play. More...
  • The bottom line: Kids may be mildly amused by The Nut Job, but adults accompanying them won't find much to capture their interest. More...
  • The Nut Job is a delightfully goofy slapstick cartoon with a surprisingly dark heart. More...
  • Only a multilevel chase sequence involving Surly and some glowing-eyed street rats has any real kinetic excitement, and the supporting characters lack visual distinction. More...
  • "The Nut Job" features muddy-colored and often ugly animation, a plot that feels too stretched out and loaded with details to hold the attention of most children, and more flatulence jokes than anyone deserves. More...
  • When the story gets stale, the movie inserts a "nuts" pun or, worse, resorts to a gas or burp joke. It doesn't work the first time, nor the fifth. More...
  • Once Surly and Buddy case the joint, develop a plan, and deal with the inevitable surprises, The Nut Job could be any classic caper flick. More...
  • That feeling of been-there-done-that is pervasive, with many of the jokes sounding like they were ripped off from other movies. More...
  • The Nut Job features decent CG animation, especially of animals, but the writing isn't particularly clever, relying on obvious puns and slapstick humor. More...

User Reviews

  • The most expensive movie co-produced in South Korea...apparently, and Canada had their fingers involved too! So would this explain why the movie is so...
  • This is what you get when an animation director decides to direct an animation of his own: a movie that is visually appealing but is also unfunny,...
  • No Nuts No Glory. Mediocre Animated Movie! The animation is nice and the voice work is good. I'm not sure if this appeals more to kids or adults as...
  • So in a nutshell(get it!?) this is a cartoon about a squirrel, and his woodland buddies who wants to rob a nut store to stock up for the winter. It's...
  • Picture a video game intro but really bland, now picture it an hour and a half and with ugly animation and a plot made for adults with cheesy...
  • The Nut Job is mildly amusing, mildly funny, mildly enjoyable. It is the definition of lower brow January animation. Colorful but bland, pointless and...