The Nut Job Reviews

April 3, 2019
A pleasant -- if untaxing -- surprise.
August 23, 2017
It isn't as rich in content as Ratatouille but, with Liam Neeson voicing a raccoon and lots of kid-specific silliness, it's a nice snack as nuts tend to be.
July 31, 2014
The mixture of old school crime caper and Looney Tunes-style slapstick lends it a pleasant retro feel for adults even if kids might find Surly a poor relation of the acorn-obsessed squirrel Scrat in the Ice Age series.
January 17, 2014
Not every animated film has to be a Pixar or DreamWorks spectacle of perfection.
January 17, 2014
The Nut Job is a delightfully goofy slapstick cartoon with a surprisingly dark heart.
Top Critic
January 16, 2014
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.
January 16, 2014
Lepeniotis demonstrates deep artistic vision and a deft hand at pacing. It will be interesting to see what he does next.
January 16, 2014
The small-town setting of a half-century ago is beautifully animated by director Peter Lepenotis and his team, and there are some nicely staged old-school action sequences.
January 15, 2014
It's not Pixar or Dreamworks or Disney or Blue Sky. It's still funnier and better than any animated film released in the doldrums of January has a right to be.
January 14, 2014
A whimsical period setting helps this 3D animated caper escape some overly familiar trappings.
January 12, 2014
There are plenty of fairly amusing characters on offer and lots of undemanding incidental comedy that should work for kids if not adults.