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: 40% 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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TV Guide

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

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Tom Milne
Time Out

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

Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Unfortunately, none of it seems to matter to any of them after the initial shock of having their dirty laundry aired.

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Douglas Pratt

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

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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A very funny movie, with a good story and a good cast. I liked it.