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Producer and director Otto Preminger reportedly experimented with LSD in the late 60's, which inspired him to make this notorious comedy in which Jackie Gleason plays Tony, a mid-level gangster and former hired killer not very happy with his life. He bickers a lot with his wife Flo (Carol Channing) and isn't sure what to make of his daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay), especially since she started dating a hippie named Stash (John Phillip Law). Two of Tony's superiors, Angie (Frankie Avalon) and Hechy (Cesar Romero), order him to get arrested, go to prison and once behind bars whack… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Skidoo patronises young and old alike, which is pretty much like cutting off both legs before a track meet."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One of those movies that defies labels like "good" or "bad" or "insane" or "genius," Skidoo conveys the generation gap of the late 1960s in a singularly bizarre way."
‑ Alonso Duralde,
"A relic for the ages that puts a punctuation mark on the times."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is a real treat."
‑ , Film4
"Preminger seems unable to invest his film with any lightness or spontaneity."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A stodgy old example of the establishment desperate attempt to cash in on an increasingly powerful youth counterculture movement."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's worth seeing just for the sheer jaw-dropping amazement of it all."
‑ Jerry Renshaw, Austin Chronicle
"Preminger's acid trip, and a hilarious piece of vintage hipsterism."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The movie, which has the form of comedy, is 98 minutes of disconnected story-conference ideas."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"... Keystone Mobsters, with career criminals and fun-loving hippies colliding in a comedy of flower power, slapstick and psychedelia..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Great sums of money were lavished on this dull attempt at humor that failed on almost every level."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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