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.