Cold Turkey
Cold Turkey (1971)

This comedy is notable as the final onscreen appearance (non-speaking) of Edward Everett Horton, a staple comic supporting actor from the early '30s onward. Dick Van Dyke plays an ambitious small-town minister who rallies the whole town… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 19, 1971
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stefan Kanfer
TIME Magazine

An extended sitcom loaded with the kind of jokes that induce canned laughter.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Even if you don't smoke, you'll find Cold Turkey funny.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

at its best it is amusingly frantic and uses the cast in a number of effective characterizations

Tom Milne
Time Out

Irritation mounts as tiresome running gags run the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal into the ground.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

The film marked the directing debut of Norman Lear and very much reflects the time in which it was made.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is, within its limitations, a very engaging, very funny movie. The Saran is still there, but it is wrapped around a lot of typical, nasty humor and old-fashioned, clean-cut vulgarity.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The best thing about the movie was the appearance of Bob and Ray as TV personality newscasters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A very funny movie, with a good story and a good cast. I liked it.