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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Peter Lepeniotis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Surly (voice)
Brendan Fraser ... Grayson (voice)
Liam Neeson ... Raccoon (voice)
Katherine Heigl ... Andie (voice)
Stephen Lang ... King (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Precious (voice)
Jeff Dunham ... Mole (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Jimmy (voice)
Sarah Gadon ... Lana (voice)
James Rankin ... Fingers (voice)
Scott Yaphe Scott Yaphe ... Lucky (voice)
Joe Pingue ... Johnny (voice)
Annick Obonsawin ... Jamie (voice) (as Annick Obonswin)
Julie Lemieux ... Girl Scout (voice)
Rob Tinkler ... Redline / Buddy (voice)
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Storyline

In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper . Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy Buddy's collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway were considered for the role of Andie. See more »

Goofs

The slats on the water wheel are the wrong way around to allow it to turn in the direction of the water flow. See more »

Quotes

Surly: Yeah, they say life's there for the taking, but truth is? Life's really there for the sharing. Once you realize that, you might discover there's a little hero in all of us, after all we're all a little nuts.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

On the Nickelodeon/Nick@Nite (U.S.) airings, the entire end credits sequence (complete with a mid-credit scene and post-credits animation) is omitted in favor of the network's on-screen credits over the ending scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Capernaum (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonderful Sound
Written by Harry Bluestone (BMI)
Published by CPM Metro Park (BMI)
Courtesy of APM Music
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A treat for the kids, but barely watchable for adults
30 May 2014 | by CMTiagoSee 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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Canada | South Korea | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,423,000, 19 January 2014

Gross USA:

$64,251,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,885,527
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