Otto Preminger – Skidoo (1968)


Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster “Blue Chips” Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.

By Roger Ebert / December 27, 1968
Otto Preminger’s “Skidoo” fails mostly because it lacks spirit. It has everything else: An expensive production, a lot of good comedians, fetching music by Nilsson, even Groucho Marx. But the whole dead weight sits there; Preminger seems unable to
invest his film with any lightness or spontaneity.

no pass

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