• Fido
    2 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Fido Reviews

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Pete Hammond

The concept is great and the movie has its moments. Just not enough of them.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

June 16, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Fido is a one-joke movie with some good performances and a few good gross-out moments. But it's not dark enough or sick enough to be a cult favorite.

June 18, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Fido never goes anywhere interesting or particularly funny with its sketch-comedy premise.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 10, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A satirical spoof of the 1950s, in a bold but limited attempt to take a second, more irreverent look at what truly was going on back then.

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June 2, 2007
Cole Smithey

The movie happily rolls out retro trappings that promise some salient social commentary, perhaps about illegal immigrants, that never comes to fruition.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

June 11, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

This attempt at parodying the zombie genre via 50s pop culture never really finds its feet. Or teeth.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 55/100

February 6, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Director Andrew Currie is better at laughs than scares, but he can't sustain either as Fido runs out of steam in the final stretch.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The main joke here is that Connolly's Fido, though he never speaks, seems more alive than the rigidly conformist '50s males around him. It's not quite enough to keep Fido more than a slight comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2007
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Boasts a premise that might make for an amusing Far Side panel -- '50s suburbia with zombie servants -- and... doesn't do much else with it, actually.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

July 4, 2007
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

There's nothing here that couldn't have been done better in an eight-minute sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 14, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 23, 2007
Harvey S. Karten

The problem with this movie is that Billy Connolly never gets to open his mouth wide.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

May 30, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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A zombie comedy that feels late to the bloody punch bowl. Yet the real hindrance here isn't bad timing, but the movie's tiresomely chirpy 1950s Father Knows Best setting, which wears out its welcome in seconds.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

June 16, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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You think they're dead, these zombie-film parodies, but, one after another, they keep lumbering back.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 13, 2007
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Stretches its one-joke premise and artificial look beyond the breaking point.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C

June 14, 2007
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

The film retreats to political allegory -- evocations of the Bush administration's so-called fear-mongering on terrorism -- and obvious pot shots at family values. More than anything, Fido is a missed opportunity.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

This Technicolor goof on parallel-universe nostalgia has a serious timing problem. It plays like a '50s sitcom, and not the good, I Love Lucy kind.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2007
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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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 Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 6, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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