Skidoo (1968)

Made on a lavish budget by Otto Preminger and featuring an all-star cast that includes Groucho Marx in his last screen appearance -- and a comic tale that blends gangster melodrama with the 1960s' psychedelia -- Skidoo had promise on… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 1968
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Skidoo patronises young and old alike, which is pretty much like cutting off both legs before a track meet.

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Alonso Duralde

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A relic for the ages that puts a punctuation mark on the times.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Preminger seems unable to invest his film with any lightness or spontaneity.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A stodgy old example of the establishment desperate attempt to cash in on an increasingly powerful youth counterculture movement.

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Jerry Renshaw
Austin Chronicle

It's worth seeing just for the sheer jaw-dropping amazement of it all.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie, which has the form of comedy, is 98 minutes of disconnected story-conference ideas.

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Sean Axmaker

... Keystone Mobsters, with career criminals and fun-loving hippies colliding in a comedy of flower power, slapstick and psychedelia...

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TV Guide

Great sums of money were lavished on this dull attempt at humor that failed on almost every level.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
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cody franklin
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