Fido Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
Pretty funny, surprisingly smart, pleasant to look at, and often quite sick.
Nick Rogers
September 24, 2010
Andrew Currie's script incisively observes how taboo preferences have become policies in the reality "Fido" creates. Macabre and satirical with the brash brio of all great zombie movies, "Fido" understands that the true ghouls' hearts are still beating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2009
Surprisingly gentle in most of its humor and its gore quotient, making you wonder who exactly it was aimed at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
July 11, 2008
Fido finds a new wrinkle in the nearly exhausted zombie genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Biodrowski
July 11, 2008
This set-up sounds like an amusing premise for a mild little low-budget spoof, but Fido is much more than that: it's a full-blown social satire with zombies at its center.
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Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2008
The filmmakers get darkly amusing mileage out of the notion of tamed zombies in suburbian servitude
April 9, 2008
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 8, 2007
Cute and witty, if a bit too dependent on its delightfully goofy storyline gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Staci Layne Wilson
October 24, 2007
Fido is a fetching comedy with tongue-in-cheek social commentary and a quick wit.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 27, 2007
One senses that zombie film kingpin George A. Romero, who satirized consumerism in "Dawn of the Dead," would smile like a proud papa if he saw it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 30, 2007
Starts with an excellent idea, but doesn't carry it far enough
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2007
If this movie's concept appeals to you at all, I urge you to reward the filmmakers by seeing in the theatre if at all possible. It's so small but so special. For you zombie fans, it's a great dessert after all the carnage, but it still delivers what we
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Beth Accomando
July 14, 2007
Fido's humor comes from the clash of genres: bright cheery Americana butting up against the death and destruction of zombie horror.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 7, 2007
Funny films have been in short supply lately. Don't miss this one.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
July 6, 2007
It's a one-gag movie that starts off clever and cute, but wears thin after half an hour, and ultimately is like an excruciating Enzyte commercial for an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 6, 2007
The movie's breezy, blood-flecked entertainment, with no aim other than to give you a giggle and a shriek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2007
It's beautifully filmed (in the saturated primary colors of 1950s-style Technicolor), and it features a performance by the veteran Scottish actor Billy Connolly that's a small marvel of comic resourcefulness.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 5, 2007
[Director Currie] never lets the commentary overwhelm the humor, and the echoes of Douglas Sirk melodramas and Lassie movies just add to the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
July 5, 2007
This spoof of 1950s attitudes is also a witty commentary on 21st-century issues such as homeland security and illegal immigration.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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