The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
  • PG
  • 1h 31m
  • 2017
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Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back, returning to Liberty Park after they are forced to leave their easy life at the nut store. Getting back to nature is the last thing Surly wants to do, but when a greedy mayor decides to destroy the park to build an amusement park, Surly and his ragtag critter friends must band together to save the place they call home.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature may be a slight improvement over its predecessor, but its frantic animated antics still offer minimal entertainment to all but the least discriminating viewers.
Kate Erbland

The Nut Job 2 goes full throttle on the timely stuff, resulting in a (slightly) more thoughtful an...

August 11, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Katie Walsh

A searing indictment of capitalistic government corruption

August 11, 2017
New York Times
Monica Castillo

The jokes are thin, the computer animation is wanting and the inane plot is a series of set pieces...

August 11, 2017
New York Daily News
Stephen Whitty

The character design is ugly, and the story is tired, with corny song cues and easy stereotypes.

August 11, 2017
Susan Wloszczyna

Noisier, busier, crasser and more laugh-free than the first outing.

August 11, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Animated comedy is forgettable but promotes teamwork.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel to 2014's The Nut Job. It continues the story of a squad of park animals who must find a new food source when their beloved nut shop burns down. As in the original, there are a few scatological (i.e., burp and fart) jokes, as well as physical comedy gags in which a character is electrocuted, bonked on the head, or otherwise injured in a way that's played for laughs. But some of the human characters use weapons, particularly the gun-toting mayor. A father and daughter are almost sadistic in the way they treat animals, and a child (albeit a violent, unlikable one) is shot with a dart gun. But there's a clear message about the idea of creating your family by choice -- in this case, a community of animals that protect and take care of one another.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:August 11, 2017
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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