Cold Turkey
Cold Turkey (2013)

Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan goes from bad to worse when estranged daughter Nina (Witt) makes a surprise visit home for the first time in 15 years. Nina clashes with her stepmother Deborah (Hines), and sister,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2014
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

[Writer-Director Will] Slocombe may not carve up his kin for Cold Turkey" but he serves a wry repast.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"Cold Turkey" has some fine actors who put effort into their roles, but it's getting harder and harder to care about or laugh at adult characters who have botched up their affluent lives and are still obsessed with events from childhood.

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Todd Jorgenson

... feels more contrived than authentic in its exploration of familiar domestic territory.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Cold Turkey is a simmering piece of holiday dystopia with a good, scorching boil-over.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Writer-director Will Slocombe presents a familiar buffet, but there's good stuff to pick over.

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Brian Orndorf

The discomfort found in the feature is overwhelming at times, which is a lot more interesting than many of the dramatic developments Slocombe serves up.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

[A] tiresome cavalcade of bickering - which feels like it lasts even longer than your typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Plenty of families harbor resentments, but the goings-on here become ridiculous.

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Veronika Ferdman
Slant Magazine

While featuring much screaming, accusations, collision of agendas, and the exhuming of dirty secrets, the film remains emotionally tone deaf.

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