The Nut Job

2014

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Crime / Family

437
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 10%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 23761

Synopsis


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Cast

Liam Neeson as Raccoon
Brendan Fraser as Grayson
Stephen Lang as King
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1.24 GB
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English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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701.44 MB
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English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 6 / 59
1.24 GB
1920*1080
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 7 / 33

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by james1844 3 / 10

A Forgettable Movie Lacking Any New Storyline

Most of the three stars are devoted to the impressive animation found in the only redeeming quality of this children's film. The kids will overlook much of what is not going on but parents will notice that older kids will fidget around and become restless mid way through this mediocre film.

All in all most children will accept it on it's own simple storyline terms. Much of the time I was wondering when the story was going to draw me in at least a bit to where I cared about the characters. One quality element in this movie was the relationship of two animals that bond and show kids that friendships are a "work in progress" in life and to not give up on a friend in spite of that friend's flaws. Well, parents, there's always Disney to appreciate. Go rent Bambi, Lady & the Tramp or (my favorite) Peter Pan.

Reviewed by ElliesWonder 6 / 10

Typical plots

Watched a long time ago, probably 2 yeas ago or longer, it was a simple story and plots are expectable. Good for kids and family, but not very attractive to any adult, yet still an acceptable time killer. The artwork is average, can't compare with Disney nor Dreamwork, there are many not smooth stiffness 3D moments in this movie. Great to watch on Amazon because it wouldn't worth to buy a ticket in theater, and I hope the sequel, The Nut Job 2 will be released on Amazon very soon. Lol, I don't mind to watch it for free.

What's the story about? (Spoiler might include) A typical script about the counterattack of a grassroot, the hero is a 'freak/looser' in his community, he senses something different and comes out ideas, lastly saves everyone at the end.

Reviewed by Animated Antic 3 / 10

A pretty unlikeable and unfunny film.

I don't think I've heard a title as stupid as "The Nut Job". This is probably one of the dumbest titles given not to an animated film, but any film in general. Seriously, who names their movie after a synonym for idiot? Well, apparently the people at Toon Box Studios think that the title is hilarious, and it's not. Neither is the film either. Not only that, but this movie is pretty mean spirited too, and not in a good way. I'll explain why this is.

As winter is coming quick, the animals of Liberty Park led by Raccoon (Liam Neeson) are quickly trying to get food which they are getting very little of. One of the reasons is the squirrel Surly (Will Arnett) and his silent rat sidekick Buddy who have been stealing the parks food for their own pleasure. However, after an incident with a nut cart (because those exist in real life), the animals expel him from the park. They then discover a closed nut shop across from the park which is really a criminal hideout as its right across the street from a bank. After one of the squirrels from the park named Andie (Katherine Heigl) discovers Surly's little secret they negotiate a deal to split the nuts in the shop. The rest of the movie is basically a couple of animals in the park planning to steal the nuts, while the criminals in the nut shop plan to steal from the bank with both of their plans coincidentally matching up. I think you can figure out the rest of the film from there.

I'm just going to get my biggest problem with this movie out of the way first. The characters in this movie, especially our main character Surly, are awful. Surly is so unlikeable that his attitude really makes you want to punch him. Even when his sidekick does something to save him, the poor rat is tortured by Surly as he is constantly choked, yelled at, and gets hurt for no reason whatsoever. The other characters however, are just clichéd. There's a egotistical dumb squirrel played by Brenden Fraser who really offers nothing to the film, Andie whose just a squirrel who hate Surly at first, but warms up to him later, and Raccoon who is just a villain who has a stupid sabotage plot up his sleeve. You get the idea. The story has some promise, but fails to deliver. I like the idea of squirrels trying to steal nuts from a shop to survive winter, but the fact is that this was based on the director's five minute student film. This is one reason the film doesn't work. Another thing I disliked was the very pointless bank subplot. I didn't care about these robbers at all. The one the thing I found tolerable is the animation. While some of the human animation looked pretty bad, the animation of the animals looked impressive enough. I also think the animators got some of the slapstick down pretty well. However, it's not a strong compliment.

"The Nut Job" is one of the most mean spirited animated movies I've seen. It's so awful that it could be pretty hard for some people to watch. Well, then again, this is a movie that was released in January, and we all know how terrible movies are when they are released this month. In case your kids really badly want to see this movie, bring an Epi-pen. You might need it by the end of the film.

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