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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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  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. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    38
    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.
  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. 12
    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.
  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. Reviewed by: Amy Gamerman
    10
    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]
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    0
    Veteran comics like Steve Martin and Madeleine Kahn wrestle valiantly with the incoherent story and ham-fisted dialogue, but it's a losing battle all the way. [30 Dec 1994]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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
    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 dancing bit crack up


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