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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Forgettably mediocre, but it's not atrocious. show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Despite some high-caliber voice talent and shimmering animation, it's hard to get a bead on this tale. show more

  • 40
    New York Daily News

    Focused mostly on one location, the cartoon is stuffed with exhausting visual mayhem. Some jokes land, but most kids over 10 will roll their eyes. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The production squeaks by on the visual charm of art director Ian Hastings’ period touches and warm autumnal hues. The voice talent is a decidedly mixed bag. show more

  • 11
    Laremy Legel

    Relentlessly awful. show more

  • 60

    Given the feel-good themes of the average kids' movie — be yourself, follow the golden rule, love each other, blah blah blah — it's refreshing to see an animated comedy chuck that guck and focus on a real jerk. show more

  • 63
    Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times

    While the animation is quite good and the filmmakers have brought together an excellent group of actors to provide the voice talent, the storyline leaves us with a tale more reminiscent of Saturday morning kids’ programming. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The Nut Job has an interesting anti-socialist subtext, with the seemingly benevolent raccoon revealing himself as a power-mad dictator. It’s the most political non-Pixar cartoon feature since the very left-leaning “The Ant Bully’’ eight years ago. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Better than any animated film released in the doldrums of January has a right to be. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Nut Job has a certain lo-fi charm, but it’s hardly a world-beater; with all due respect to Surly, Rocky J. Squirrel’s place in the pantheon would seem to be safe for another 50 years. show more

  • March 02, 2014 my00000000153626
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    this movie is awesome

  • January 30, 2014 lgjhere1
    Report This User

    Left after 25 minutes. Like most movies today, it was about flash and splash with nice looking characters and animated scenes, all at the expense of telling a capitvating story with a hook to keep the audience in their seats.

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