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The Nut Job (2014)

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An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a 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)
Scott Yaphe ...
Lucky (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
Annick Obonsawin ...
Jamie (voice) (as Annick Obonswin)
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Girl Scout (voice)
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Redline / Buddy (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 Buddy's 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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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,550,000 (USA) (19 January 2014)

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$64,251,541 (USA)
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In Surly Squirrel (2005), the original short film about the rivalry between Raccoon and his followers against Surly and Buddy, Raccoon's team are depicted as the "good" side. In this feature length remake, this is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Surly: Buddy, we found it! The lost city of Nutlantis!
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Crazy Credits

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


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Gangnam Style
Performed by Psy
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Park Jai Sang and Yoo Gun Hyung
Published by Universal Tunes A Div of Songs of Universal, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Korea
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A treat for the kids, but barely watchable for adults
30 May 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Aside from a few gags here and there, The Nut Job is an empty movie that serves mainly as children's entertainment. The plot centers around an independent squirrel who, after being banished form his park, looks to earn back the trust of the animals by organizing an heist, hence securing the food supply (nuts) for the winter. Usually I like humor in an animated movie, yet I still crave a good story and interesting characters. In this film we mainly see straight forward roles for everyone, and some characters work only as comic relief. I don't mean to complain too much about a movie like this, since it is directed at kids, but like I said, one can only take so much of a lack of substance in a feature film. In a nutshell (no pun intended), The Nut Job succeeds in its premise, as it allows kids to have their fun at the movies. For a more mature viewer, the content is well voiced, but in the long run the result is quite forgettable.

Rating: 6/10


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