The Nut Job

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Disappointing animal comedy features insults, fart jokes.

PG 2014 85 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 34 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Heavy Propaganda

I couldn't watch past 10 minutes of this. Characters are all unlikable too. As much as 10 minutes isn't enough to totally write a review I just wanted to warn right off the bat it's very heavy with socialist propaganda. Movies for kids shouldn't be that focused on a biased political agenda, or have one at all.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Over the Hedge Clone

Pro-environmentalist, anti-capitalist, and extremely crude. See my reviews on Over the Hedge and Furry Vengeance. Same rules apply to this film. Surly the squirrel is also a total jerk to everyone.
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