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Fido Reviews

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Pete Hammond
Maxim
June 16, 2007
The concept is great and the movie has its moments. Just not enough of them.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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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.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2007
Fido never goes anywhere interesting or particularly funny with its sketch-comedy premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
June 2, 2007
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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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 11, 2007
The movie happily rolls out retro trappings that promise some salient social commentary, perhaps about illegal immigrants, that never comes to fruition.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 6, 2007
This attempt at parodying the zombie genre via 50s pop culture never really finds its feet. Or teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
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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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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
July 4, 2007
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.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
June 14, 2007
There's nothing here that couldn't have been done better in an eight-minute sketch on "Saturday Night Live."
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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.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 30, 2007
The problem with this movie is that Billy Connolly never gets to open his mouth wide.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 14, 2007
Stretches its one-joke premise and artificial look beyond the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 15, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
June 16, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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
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
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