85 Min | Animation – Adventure – Comedy | May 2014
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson
The Nut Job Review: The Nut Job is pretty cool. It is funny and has a good amount of action. It is really good. This movie is all about a squirrel named Surly who, at the beginning, fends for himself and only himself (with his friend Buddy) until his actions contribute to the burning of the large tree where all the squirrels live, along with what little food they have left. He is banished to the city and soon finds a shop full of nuts. He makes a deal with another squirrel named Andie that he would get half and they would get half. They run into a lot of obstacles such as mouse traps, rats, guns and people.
The main characters in The Nut Job are Surly (Will Arnett), King (Stephen Lang), Grayson (Brendan Fraser), Raccoon (Liam Neeson), Andie (Katherine Heigl) and Precious (Maya Rudolph). My favorite character in this movie is Precious because she is such a funny dog and helps Surly and loves him after a while. She is also really funny. My favorite part in the movie is when Surly and Buddy meets Precious because, as I said she is my favorite character, and she is so funny. She thinks she has to hate the squirrels because her owners don’t want animals in their shop but she soon realizes she loves them. She starts showing them tricks likes fetching, playing dead, sitting and she thinks that her tail is amazing because it wiggles a lot. She says it has a mind of its own!
The voice acting in The Nut Job is actually pretty good, with Will Arnett as the squirrel Surly, Brendan Fraser as the rival squirrel Grayson, Liam Neeson as the group elder, the Raccoon, and Katherine Heigl as the girl squirrel Andie. So, can be entertaining if you are in the right mood. But NOT for children, too much violence depicted.