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  • Summary: Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, the only creatures stirring were a transvestite, a homicidal Santa, a serial killer, the staff of a suicide hotline and a very crazy pregnant woman. (Sony Pictures)
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  2. Negative: 14 out of 16
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 38
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Christopher Harris
    12
    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]
  5. Reviewed by: Hollis Chacona
    11
    But though there's half a cashew of Steve Martin's amazing physical comedy, a couple of pecans of Sven Nyqvist's beautiful cinematography and a few eye-catching filberts of very Venice-y set decoration, it's not nearly enough to satisfy. Be forewarned: Open this can of Mixed Nuts and you'll find nothing but a bunch of goobers.
  6. 10
    Usually, Ephron is one of the most reliable comic voices in the movies, but here her gifts seem to have deserted her. Though she shows her customary talent for smart one-liners, the spirit of the film is forced and desperate, as if she lacked faith in her gags and were trying to shove them down our throats.
  7. Mixed Nuts is a farcical whirligig that doesn't whirl. It's energetically unfunny, like "Radioland Murders," and, like that film, it boasts top-flight talent. Maybe the idea of making a comedy about a suicide prevention center just got to everyone-it's a bummed-out comedy about being bummed out. [21 Dec 1994, p.1]

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  1. Dec 5, 2010
    10
    This is the BEST holiday movie ever!!!!
    It has a plot, it has romance, it has comedy and the cast is stellar! Madeline and a transvestite Liev
    This is the BEST holiday movie ever!!!!
    It has a plot, it has romance, it has comedy and the cast is stellar! Madeline and a transvestite Liev are exceptional characters. It is great to see a mid-1990s film with so many fun moments!
    If you need some laughs during your holiday, this film will make your day!
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  2. Sep 20, 2012
    10
    this is one of the funniest movie i seen steve martin & adam sandler crack me up with transvestite liev he made me laugh so hard and dancingthis is one of the funniest movie i seen steve martin & adam sandler crack me up with transvestite liev he made me laugh so hard and dancing bit crack up

    guys & girls put on this movie u be laughing so hard
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