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Fido Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
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.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 15, 2007
In the ticklishly amusing satire Fido, the undead stagger along like stunned toddlers.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
June 15, 2007
Fido does offer a good number of laughs, along with a healthy serving of gore to satisfy horror fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 15, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 15, 2007
Definitely the most fun you'll have with the undead this week.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2007
A crafty mixture of George Romero and Douglas Sirk, Fido is a boy and his zombie movie that may have an unusually pastoral color scheme but tears into its many satirical targets with the vigor of a freshly reborn flesh-eater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 14, 2007
Fido, which feels original despite borrowing from a half-dozen genres, shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 14, 2007
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
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
June 13, 2007
You think they're dead, these zombie-film parodies, but, one after another, they keep lumbering back.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 11, 2007
You say, Enough zombies already? No, please, make room for Fido. A shotgun wedding of George Romero and SCTV, it's madly funny -- a treat for moviegoers who don't mind gnawed-off limbs with their high jinks.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 16, 2007
Strangely wholesome, gently splattery and adorably gory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 19, 2007
For a one-joke movie, Fido does a fine job exploring every possible permutation of that joke.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
December 6, 2006
Leave It to Beaver and Lassie meet Night of the Living Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 13, 2006
Brightly packaged and steadily amusing, even if the script never really develops anything interesting from its high-concept premise.