Fido

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Watch On
  1. 50
    Amusing without being particularly biting.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    40
    Vancouver-based writer-director Andrew Currie leads us to stop expecting actual jokes while squandering the talents of an overqualified cast
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 28, 2015
    4
    Fido has an interesting premise and it clearly appears that Billy Connoly is having fun. However it gets boring real quick since Fido is oneFido has an interesting premise and it clearly appears that Billy Connoly is having fun. However it gets boring real quick since Fido is one of those films that only works as a short. Full Review »
  2. Jan 31, 2013
    10
    The Robinson's bring home their first zombie, complete with its own containment collar, to help around the house. Little Timmy and his motherThe Robinson's bring home their first zombie, complete with its own containment collar, to help around the house. Little Timmy and his mother quickly become attached to their new pet, but a hiccup in the collar's wiring leads to an urban outbreak after Fido attacks one of the neighbors! FIDO is the funniest play on 50's consumer culture since EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. The Robinsons, like each of the other families on their block, are more concerned with status and appearance than even their own safety, especially when your worth is measured in zombies. The script, written by Robert Chomiak, Dennis Heaton, and director Andrew Currie, is filled with dry wit and satire, which is played out perfectly by the all-star cast. Carrie-Anne Moss and Dylan Baker are exceptionally hilarious as Timmy's two out-of-touch parents, and they are backed by Henry Czerny, Tim Blake Nelson, and many others in excellent supporting roles. Kesun Loder fully embraces the role of the 1950's youth in another winning performance. One character stands out above all others, however, and that is the aptly named Fido, played by Billy Connolly. Connolly creates the most lovable zombie in the genre, and takes turns playing the mindless flesh-eater as well as the playful pet. Currie brilliantly contrasts the bright, sunny streets of suburbia against the unbridled gore of a Fulci flick, while upholding the incredible production values that bring the 50's back to life. FIDO is one of the best of 2006, and a wonderful Horror comedy that will uphold its cult status for years to come. Full Review »
  3. BentonF.
    Nov 12, 2007
    10
    This was really brilliant satire. Funny, dark and twisted. A must see!