The Nut Job

The Nut Job

DVD - 2014
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Follow the travails of Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Seville, ©2014.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 17, 2019

The Nut Job is your classic “Hero saves all” movie, but it’s not all bad. Many dislike this movie because of its “basic” and “repetitive” storyline. I’d have to agree with that, but there are some really comedy gold scenes that really make you laugh. The name of the movie itself, relating to the squirrels as the main characters is really amusing. The casting is incredibly good in this movie and each character has their own personalities that as the audience you can enjoy. I personally like The Nut Job 2 better than the first one because of the fact that there are many improvements to the storyline. I definitely recommend watching this movie before you move on to the next though. I would rate this 3 out of 5 stars.
@SpookyCat of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Now is this movie as terrible as people say it is. Sure, The Nut Job is not ground breaking writing, but it is good to watch and enjoy it as it is. The characters are not anything new, with Surly being the typical outlaw who turns good, Racoon the selfish leader who wants everything with no backstory, Andy who is needs no man love interest, and Buddy the sidekick of Surly. But for a generic bad guy turns good guy kids show, it does not do half bad. We see our main characters grow throughout the film, with Surly slowly become not a total greedy loner, and swore at the end of the movie to keep on finding food for the park. Plus the relationship with Buddy and Surly was nice to see as the movie went on, with Buddy comforting Surly on the rooftop of the the nut store, but still also choosing to stand with the other animals in the movie when Surly was making himself look like the bad guy a few scenes later, and at the very end where Surly wakes up from being unconsious, and giving Buddy a big hug as a show of brotherly love. Pure heart melt material right there. So if you are in the mood for some nutty fun, The Nut Job is paws down a perfect pick.
@BooksRUs of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

Good cast, but not a good kids movie.

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redtiger4
May 18, 2015

Not that many rude scenes.

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stse88
Mar 23, 2015

Average story line, but the script and dialogue are just painful to watch at times. Characters that are supposed to be funny just come across as stupid.

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AgentCPU
Jan 07, 2015

Awesome movie :)

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ashleysears
Nov 26, 2014

Kids seemed to really like this movie

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movie20
Nov 24, 2014

Good story. Liked the jokes and how it was done in an old gangster movie style. Did seem to get a little serious/heavy during the last part.

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mskriswolf
Sep 27, 2014

nice movie. very cool.

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BlueHippo
Jul 14, 2014

It's not the animals that escape from the zoo, or the Ice Age movies, but it's cute and fun. Kids and grown-ups will enjoy this one!

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terri1984
May 26, 2014

i thought this movie was very funny and cute family movie.. everyone in our family had a good chuckle

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blue_butterfly_2779 Aug 13, 2014

blue_butterfly_2779 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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hanna16j
May 03, 2014

hanna16j thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Quetzlzacatenango
May 23, 2014

Other: The animated short "Surly Squirrel" has some moderate vulgarity.

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Quetzlzacatenango
May 23, 2014

Coarse Language: The animated short "Surly Squirrel" has some moderately coarse language.

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