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The Nut Job (I) (2014)

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An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

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Raccoon (voice)
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King (voice)
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In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper leading to the animal community's winter food cache being destroyed. Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy's, Buddy, collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. Meanwhile, the squirrels, the heroic Andie and the ditsy Grayson, are charged by Raccoon to find a new food source and Andie runs into Surly. With no other options, she arranges a deal to help in Surly's heist for the colony, even while Surly fully intends to betray it. However, there is more going on with the nut store being a front for bank robbers while Raccoon has his own agenda to ensure his own power. In the mayhem to come, Surly finds himself challenged in ways he never expected and discovering the real prize to treasure in this adventure. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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No Nuts No Glory See more »


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Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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17 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Locos por las nueces  »

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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,700,000 (USA) (17 January 2014)

Gross:

$64,238,770 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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In Surly Squirrel (2005), the original short film about of the rivalry between Raccoon & his followers against Surly & Buddy, Raccoon's team are depicted as the "good" side. In this feature length remake, this is reversed. See more »

Goofs

The dog whistle is treated like it's painful for the dog to hear, but not any other of animals. Actually, a dog whistle would be just as painful for the squirrels to hear, because their hearing range is within the frequency of a dog whistle. See more »

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Surly: Buddy, we found it! The lost city of Nutlantis!
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Followed by The Nut Job 2 (2016) See more »

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Written by Harry Bluestone
Published by CPM Metro Park
Courtesy of APM Music
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One DImensional
10 February 2014 | by (California US) – See all my reviews

While yes this is a cartoon, most cartoons that I have seen are clever and can appeal to audiences at many levels. While the movie Wizard of Oz was not a cartoon, it is an example of a Children's story that has many levels of interest and can get into even some deep philosophies as an adult. At a more common cartoon level, I find that often Disney and Pixar cartoons appeal to multiple age groups. This movie I felt was one dimensional. While it may appeal to some children, I found it to have little of interest, little subtlety that could keep the interest of the older audience. The theater we viewed it in was almost empty while other shows in the same movie house were packed. I also heard no applause or people expressing interest. Also one member that was supposed to go with us just refused to see the movie. I now see why. Now in fairness, this movie seems to have been done by South Korea and perhaps they lack experience in making these kinds of movies. South Korea has excelled however at several other fields including certainly electronics. Perhaps the first time any of us do something, it is not going to be great. But I suspect South Korea will learn as they have in other fields and I would not count them out of movie making in the future. My advice? Unless you have a youngster dying to see it, this is one to take a pass on.


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