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  • Summary: When his mom brings a zombie servant home, Timmy discovers a new best friend and names him Fido. Sometimes, it takes a dead man to teach us all what it means to be alive. (Roadside Attractions)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    100
    With its use of aggressively cheerful hues that are equal parts Technicolor and Tim Burton Candyland, Fido is a "boy and his dog" movie thrown into a horror movie blender. This is perfectly realized in a jaw-droppingly funny "Timmy's trapped in the well" sequence that almost seems like it could have been made in the 50s had George Romero ever worked on "Lassie."
  2. It won't make you bleed, just howl.
  3. It's madly funny--a treat for moviegoers who don't mind gnawed-off limbs with their high jinks.
  4. The echoes of Douglas Sirk melodramas and Lassie movies just add to the fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    70
    Most consistently funny is a deadpan Henry Czerny as the pipe-smoking, battle-hardened Zomcon head of security.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Brightly packaged and steadily amusing.
  7. 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. BentonF.
    Nov 12, 2007
    10
    This was really brilliant satire. Funny, dark and twisted. A must see!
  3. BlancoA.
    Jun 17, 2007
    7
    It's a good-natured "slice" into the zombie humour genre. Carrie-Anne Moss (who seems to be missing from the 'meta'-cast list above) is just as alluring as ever, and is even capable of giving Fido (Billy Connolly) a bone. The real star of the show is the next-door neighbor, Mr. Theopolis, who retains the services of a tennage zombie named Tammie, and who knows the inner-workings of the ZombieCon system while retaining his emotional connection to the re-animated undead. Hilarious stuff, really. The only real weakness is Dylan Baker, who is out of his element in this type of a flick. Expand

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