The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Poster

Release Date: August 11th, 2017

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Surly the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze the park that they live in.

Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan

Director: Cal Brunker

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Animated, Family

Production Co: Gulfstream Pictures

Distributors: Open Road

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    The Nut Job 2 is one of those rare examples in which the sequel is technically better than the original, but it’s still not a compliment. show more

  • The Nut Job 2 actually contains some impressive animation, with photorealistic backgrounds and detailed fur dynamics on the characters, but that makes it an even bigger tragedy, since we know that untold hours were spent by artists in service of a product that even the least discerning child would find tired and useless. show more

  • While that let’s-band-together-and-save-the-park setup clearly isn’t the freshest acorn on the tree, director and co-writer Cal Brunker (2013’s Escape From Planet Earth) at least manages to keep all the ensuing chaos at a reasonably brisk clip. Drawing similarly energetic performances from his voice cast is another matter. show more

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