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The Nut Job (I) (2014)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  17 January 2014 (USA)
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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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Surly (voice)
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Grayson (voice)
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Raccoon (voice)
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Andie (voice)
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King (voice)
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Precious (voice)
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Mole (voice)
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Jimmy (voice)
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Lana (voice)
James Rankin ...
Fingers (voice)
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Lucky (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
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Jamie (voice)
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Girl Scout (voice)
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Redline / Buddy (voice)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Locos por las nueces  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

When Grayson holds surly out of fear, surly's eyebrows are gone until the next shot his eyebrows reappears normally on his face. See more »

Goofs

When describing their enmity, Surly says "Raccoon's always had it out for me," which makes no sense. He should have said "had it in for me." See more »

Quotes

Surly: It's not going to be easy but we're talkin' almonds, pistachios, walnuts and did I mention the peanut brittle?
Jimmy: Whoa, is that a nut, or a candy?
Surly: [laughs] Both.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits all the characters, plus an animated PSY, dance to Gangnam Style See more »

Connections

Followed by The Nut Job 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Push Play
Performed by Sixx John
Written by Colton Fisher, Jason Rabinowitz, Sixx Johnson
Courtesy of Bridge Compositions
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A time well-spent.
5 April 2014 | by (Russia) – See all my reviews

A very positive movie, which, while borrowing heavily on Over the Hedge, is still a worthy standalone sight. Perhaps some characters are a bit naive or predictable... or outright annoying, but the whole composition is alright. The is movie is about crime, friendship and consequences... of both. It's beautifully animated, quality-voiced, has sufficient humor... and doesn't have revolting moments. Well, except for PSY, hehe.

Overall it doesn't have the qualities of an outstanding animated picture. It doesn't have unique plot, or music or some spark... But it does it's best to entertain, and that is already a step up from an average animation. Perhaps a critic less obsessed with animals or cuteness would judge it for less, but compared to many other movies, it at least doesn't have that much bad in it to go below the rating of 5. Six, perhaps seven out of ten - is the reward for entertainment without anything groundbreaking.


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