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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

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Critic Consensus: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature may be a slight improvement over its predecessor, but its frantic animated antics still offer minimal entertainment to all but the least discriminating viewers.

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Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. THE NUT JOB 2 also features the voice talent of Katherine Heigl (The Nut Job), Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda 3), Peter Stormare (Penguins of Madagascar), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Isabela Moner (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life), and Maya Rudolph (The Angry Birds Movie).

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Cast

Maya Rudolph
as Precious
Jackie Chan
as Mr. Feng
Bobby Moynihan
as The Mayor
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Critic Reviews for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (13)

The Nut Job 2 goes full throttle on the timely stuff, resulting in a (slightly) more thoughtful and entertaining outing.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A searing indictment of capitalistic government corruption

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The jokes are thin, the computer animation is wanting and the inane plot is a series of set pieces strung together.

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The character design is ugly, and the story is tired, with corny song cues and easy stereotypes.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Noisier, busier, crasser and more laugh-free than the first outing.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

There's not an appealing or memorable character in the mix.

August 11, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

The wacky adventures of Surly Squirrel and his friends continue in the animated family comedy The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. After the abandoned nut store is destroyed Surly and his fellow park animals are forced to return to the park and forage for food, but are soon kicked out when the mayor tears it down to build an amusement park. The voice work and the animation are really well-done, creating fun and interesting characters. And the soundtrack features some catchy songs that bring a lot of energy to the film. However, the script is formulaic and the villains are all one-dimensional stereotypes. Still, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is an entertaining film that delivers plenty of laughs.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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In contrast, The Nut Job actually tries to be something that ended up being a critical failure in the first place. That's how it deserves that score it earns today. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, on the other hand, is begging itself to be better than its predecessor and also begging you to love it so that it can earn more money at the box office. If you get fooled by these things, it seems as if you're not ready to become the biggest moviegoer yet.

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