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The Nut Job Movie Review

The Nut Job Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 19, 2014
( Rating: 2 Star Rating)

If you love squirrel escapades, then The Nut Job is a heist film for you, find out more about this animated feature that just hit theaters in the Kidzworld Review!

The Nut Job

The Nut Job is a 3D animated film that follows the story of one ambitious and mischievous squirrel, Surly (voiced by comedian Will Arnett), and his rodent BFF Buddy, who plan a nut store heist that will put all other heist to shame during a city-wide food shortage. In the midst of this culinary caper, these two bushy-tailed besties find themselves in the middle of a larger plot.

Surly is a squirrel after the ultimate nut scoreSurly is a squirrel after the ultimate nut scoreCourtesy of Open Road Films

At the start of the film we find out that due to his loner tendencies, Surly has been banned from the city park by the other urban wildlife, but in the middle of fighting over a bag of stolen nuts with two other squirrels, Andi (Katherine Heigl) and Grayson (Brendan Fraser), the squirrels and their friends become caught in the middle of a human plot to raid a bank - using the store as a front.

Surly and PreciousSurly and PreciousCourtesy of Open Road Films

The Bottom Line

Without question the highlight of The Nut Job is the animation - the red and gray squirrels, raccoon, woodchucks and even the rat are all loveable, and in combination with the 3D, the colors are eye-popping to say the least. Unfortunately the plot for The Nut Job is a little muddled, and relies pretty heavy on "nutty" puns to keep the story going, and the "Gangnam style" bit during the credits is bound to produce a few eye rolls from older viewers.That being said, the movie is fairly enjoyable if you're looking for something the whole family can watch, especially younger siblings. It's hard not to root for an underdog, and everyone loves a good heist story, right?

Buddy is Surly's rat BFFBuddy is Surly's rat BFFCourtesy of Open Road Films

Pixar and Disney have set the bar pretty high for animated films in the last few years (Despicable Me anyone?), so while The Nut Job is worth checking out, it's not at the top of the list for great animated comedies for us - but you'll have to decide for yourself!

The Nut Job Movie Rating:2

The Nut Job is in theaters in 3D now!The Nut Job is in theaters in 3D now!

Check out the trailer for The Nut Job below!


 

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RaliRooAJ

RaliRooAJ wrote:

I seen it I like precious the pug
commented: Sun May 11, 2014

0bunnybig

0bunnybig wrote:

this movie is so funny!!
commented: Wed Feb 05, 2014

HyperTails

HyperTails wrote:

I'm seeing it tomorrow!!
commented: Sat Jan 25, 2014

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