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The Nut Job

When a squirrel lives in an urban environment, he has to learn a different set of survival skills. And Surley (voice of Will Arnett) will have to use all of them - plus the help of his inner-city friends, to pull off the perfect heist at a store specializing in nuts. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 17 Jan 2014
Video Release: 15 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Nut Job Rated PG?

Violence: A girl punches a man in the stomach and kicks him after yelling at him. Characters are accused of stealing and cheating. An animal is hit and then smashed by a falling brick. A bird is hit by a bus. Characters are frequently smashed, hit, punched, slapped, choked and electrocuted. A character lights a stick of dynamite and an explosion follows causing lots of damage to the animals’ home. A character falls over a waterfall and appears to be dead. Characters are chased and attacked by other animals. A man attempts to shoot animals with his gun. Characters are caught in traps.

Sexual Content: An animal couple kisses and cuddles briefly. Some infrequent references to bodily functions are included. The closing credits include a song that sings about “sexy ladies”.

Language: The script contains some rude humor and brief crude comments, particularly about male anatomy. Brief name-calling is also included.

Alcohol / Drug Use:None noted.

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