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Fido (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Making the most of its thin premise, Fido is an occasionally touching satire that provides big laughs and enough blood and guts to please gorehounds.

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Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the '50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies deliver the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with a craving for human flesh. A war began, pitting the living against the dead. In the ensuing revolution, a corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of undead, and domesticated the zombies, making them our industrial workers, our domestic servants--a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under control -- but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. At 11, Timmy already knows the world is phony baloney -- Mom and Dad just won't admit it. Now ZomCon's head of security has moved in across the street, and Timmy's Mom refuses to be the only housewife on the block who doesn't have a zombie of her own. When she brings a zombie servant home, Timmy discovers a new best friend, and names him Fido. And even though Dad has a bad case of zombie-phobia, Timmy is determined to keep Fido, even if he does eat the odd person. Sometimes, it takes a dead man to teach us all what it means to be alive.
Rating:
R (for zombie-related violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Carrie-Anne Moss
as Helen Robinson
Dylan Baker
as Bill Robinson
K'Sun Ray
as Timmy Robinson
Henry Czerny
as Mr. Bottoms
Tim Blake Nelson
as Mr. Theopolis
Alexia Fast
as Cindy Bottoms
Jennifer Clement
as Dee Dee Bottoms
Aaron Brown
as Roy Fraser
Brandon Olds
as Stan Fraser
Mary Black
as Mrs. Henderson
Bernard Cuffling
as Mr. Henderson
Adam Scorgie
as Miss Mills' Boyfriend
Andy Parkin
as Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Michael P. Northey
as Joe Petersen
John B. Lowe
as Priest
Jan Skorzewski
as Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell
as Zombie's Victom
Lynn Pendleton
as 1940s Mother
Gary Slater
as Father Zombie
Taylor Petri
as Little Girl
Glenn Richards
as Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski
as Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch
as Child Zombie
Mike Azevedo
as Henderson Zombie
Glen Power
as Zombie Milkman
Doug Abrahams
as Commanding Officer
Michael Irwin
as Human Milkman
Rob LaBelle
as Frank Murphy
Liam Crocker
as Zombie Paperboy
Harold Courchene
as Zombie Grandpa
Geoff Adams
as Public Service Officer
Lauro Chartrand
as Bezerk Zombie
Doug Abrams
as Commanding Officer
Jacob Rupp
as Returns Room Clerk
Clint Carlton
as Returns Room Customer
Laurie Chartrand
as Berserk Zombie
Andrew Hedge
as Human Worker
Chad Sayn
as Poacher
Rick Pearce
as Poacher Driver
Barbara Moss
as Helen's Mom
David Kaye
as Voice of Newsreel Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Fido

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (18)

This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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… | July 6, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The movie's breezy, blood-flecked entertainment, with no aim other than to give you a giggle and a shriek.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

In the ticklishly amusing satire Fido, the undead stagger along like stunned toddlers.

June 15, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Fido does offer a good number of laughs, along with a healthy serving of gore to satisfy horror fans.

June 15, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fido

A tidious dark comedy that neither makes you laugh nor scared.

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Very funny and somewhat original zombie movie. Really enjoyed it and what a surprise, an original and entertaining movie that has nothing to do with the Hollywood crap conveyor.

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