The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Na­ture

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(Open Road Films, ToonBox En­ter­tain­ment, Gulf­stream Pic­tures | Open Road Films) Di­rec­tor: Carl Brunker Re­lease Date: Au­gust 11, 2017 Rot­ten Toma­toes Score: 10% Syn­op­sis: Surly Squir­rel and his bum­bling crit­ter friends unite against the ac­tions of the town’s crooked mayor, who wants to bull­doze their wood­land home and re­place it with an amuse­ment park. Box Of­fice to Date: $42.3 mil­lion world­wide The Word: “Like its pre­de­ces­sor, The Nut Job 2 strug­gles to keep its mo­men­tum up in the face of a strangely loaded plot and ever-chang­ing mo­ti­va­tions for its var­i­ous char­ac­ters, par­tic­u­larly Surly, who zings be­tween faith­ful friend and self-in­volved jerk with all the en­ergy of a manic ham­ster.” – Kate Er­b­land, IndieWire. Nom­i­na­tion Chances: While 2017 has pro­vided big­ger sur­prises, the chance of a nom­i­na­tion here is a NASAs­cale long-shot.

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