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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 38
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Mixed Nuts, opening today at Bay Area movie theaters, is laced generously with chuckles, though it neglects one little detail that helps make movies satisfying: a plot. [21 Dec 1994, p.E1] show more

  • 12
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With its long takes and a talky script involving an influx of revolving-door eccentrics, Nuts has the feel of a badly filmed play - akin to, say, any 12 of the worst Neil Simon screen adaptations. [21 Dec 1994, p.6D] show more

  • 10
    Wall Street Journal

    The oddballs of Mixed Nuts are oddly lackluster -- starting with Mr. Martin, who ambles through the movie with a stunned look on his face. [22 Dec 1994, p.A12] show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's hard to create snap-crackling languor or laid-back frenzy. And there's also something condescending in the entire conception of Mixed Nuts. [21 Dec 1994, p.7] show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Maybe there's too much talent. Every character shines with such dazzling intensity and such inexhaustible comic invention that the movie becomes tiresome, like too many clowns. show more

  • 38
    TV Guide

    Mixed Nuts is a relentlessly hectic, poorly structured farce that falls embarrassingly flat. All the comedy here comes at the expense of the characters, reflecting a pronounced cruel streak in Ephron's work for the screen. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Mixed Nuts is that cinematic oddity: a film that's pretty awful, yet almost perversely endearing -- despite the tiredness with which it plays out its labored jokes before bringing them together in a gooey Christmas ending. [21 Dec 1994, p.94] show more

  • 12
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Mixed Nuts makes a point of stating that there's magic at Christmas. After seeing this movie, I'm a believer. After all, it's virtually impossible to come up with an alternate explanation of how something this awful could make it to theaters across the nation. show more

  • 12
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Despite the talents involved, including Steve Martin and director and co-writer Nora Ephron, the result is a messy, almost desperately mirthless thing Mixed Nuts an empty shell. [23 Dec 1994, p.C6] show more

  • 40

    The beginning of Steve Martin's non-funny comedies. Ephron should know better as well. show more

  • February 06, 2010 Newquest
    Report This User

    I love this movie, and my family looks forward to seeing it every year as one of our "Christmas" movies. It's wacky but everyone is so good in it! It has an all star line up, just look. Adam Sandler shines in this and who wouldn't love the dance? Very funny. Check it out.

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