Open Road Films | Release Date: January 17, 2014
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ColinHeicoFeb 4, 2014
It's not great, it's not awful, but it is awfully forgettable. Generic and predictable storyline that has some pretty severe pacing problems in filling out its runtime and lots of name-recognized actors who do not get used to their fullIt's not great, it's not awful, but it is awfully forgettable. Generic and predictable storyline that has some pretty severe pacing problems in filling out its runtime and lots of name-recognized actors who do not get used to their full potential. But the end result isn't terrible, just mediocre. A few of the gags did get laughs, but on the whole it's a January theater space occupier release that accomplishes just that. Expand
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TheQuietGamerMay 16, 2014
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable.

The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times.

All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. My final score is a 6.3/10=Okay.
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MovieReviewsJun 11, 2014
The Nut Job:
Squirrels are suffering from shortage of nuts and have not enough food for winter. These squirrels must fight against this one self-serving squirrel for their only hope of surviving the winter, however things go not as planned.
The Nut Job:
Squirrels are suffering from shortage of nuts and have not enough food for winter. These squirrels must fight against this one self-serving squirrel for their only hope of surviving the winter, however things go not as planned. The movie is surprisingly entertaining, funny and heart warming at parts, I did not watch the movie in 3D but I guess it would've been good since animated movies are known for eye popping 3D. However, this movie obviously should have been straight to video,with poor animation I can recall a video game with better graphics that this movie has, it is that type of movie that recycles everything more known and more successful animated movies created and imagined. The characters are either greedy or evil, literally. The one character that could had a chance of being noticeable character missed the shot. The Nut Job is short and just straight to the point. Creating brief history for each card board character that you nearly connect with. Even the positive message doesn't even save this movie, because lessons such not being greedy or self serving are presented in other better animated movies in which you can care for the character. Now despite being surprisingly entertaining it is plain predictable and very easy to forget, children should have a good time but overall I can not recommend The Nut Job. If you are really interested in seeing this movie, rent it, you'll have fun but don't expect much.
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TSARJun 5, 2014
This was an O.K. The animation was well done and the main concept of the plot was clever. Unfortunately the movie was not funny. The children are not exposed to any positive ethical values other than the spirit of "team work". Kids willThis was an O.K. The animation was well done and the main concept of the plot was clever. Unfortunately the movie was not funny. The children are not exposed to any positive ethical values other than the spirit of "team work". Kids will like this film but they will not really gain anything. Expand
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Bmeyer8Apr 28, 2016
The movie might have been cheesy with the dullest animation in the world ever. However, it's humorous, easy to teach people on not being selfish and probably watchable.
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SimpsonFansAug 11, 2016
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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Tiber5Jan 8, 2017
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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ThisIsSparta666Jan 8, 2017
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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PAMAJan 8, 2017
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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Pama300Jan 8, 2017
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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Creepers200Jan 8, 2017
It's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorksIt's no Over the Hedge, but it's still a fairly entertaining movie about animals stealing food. I think kids will find it enjoyable, and I see no reason why parents would hate it. Yes it's not up to the quality of a Pixar or DreamWorks animated movie, but I do not believe in will make older audiences miserable. The movie has got a great voice cast full of some big name actors. The animation is pretty bad though, as the human characters and backgrounds just look gross. The animals actually look pretty good, but it's often hard to notice that given how ugly the world around them is. As far as humor and story goes, both are up to snuff and are entertaining enough to keep you engaged, even if neither are particularly revolutionary. I do feel it can be surprisingly violent though, and not in a slapstick sort of way. It can almost seem mean at times. All in all it's a decent animated kids movie that I do not feel will make viewers miserable in any way. Kids are most likely going to get quite a few laughs out of it, and adults shouldn't have to worry about staying awake through it. Expand
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MonkiReviewsMay 28, 2017
I enjoyed it a lot more than some reviewers, but it wasn't great. The story feels reused, but in a new way. The animation does feel cheap though, which was sad. Overall it was actually ok.
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