With so many incredible animated films having been produced, it makes sense that there would be a few that aren't great films but still entertaining to watch. The Nut Job is one of these films. It is not a very deep movie, nor does it have the best animation, but it has a story that I enjoyed and one that would certainly appeal to kids. I think that the 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is unfortunate because it is a better film than that. I think that audiences and critics are so accustomed to great animated movies that they weren't willing to give it a fair chance.
A selfish squirrel named Surly, and his rat partner Buddy, plan on robbing a Nut Shop. It turns out that the shop is a front for gangsters who plan on robbing the bank next door. Mayhem is inevitable, but along the way Surly learns to be less selfish.
Rating: * * *