(2006)

Critic Reviews

70

Metascore

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100
Premiere
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."
80
It's madly funny--a treat for moviegoers who don't mind gnawed-off limbs with their high jinks.
80
It won't make you bleed, just howl.
75
It's just a clever, pointed little fable about the price of complacent conformity, slavish worship of the status quo, and trading freedom for the illusion of safety, wrapped in a sugary-sweet, Jordan-almond-colored coating that looks good enough to eat.
75
It's definitely the most fun you'll have with the undead this week.
70
Variety
Brightly packaged and steadily amusing.
70
Los Angeles Times
Most consistently funny is a deadpan Henry Czerny as the pipe-smoking, battle-hardened Zomcon head of security.
63
Rolling Stone
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. Till then, it’s fiendish fun.
50
New York Post
Amusing without being particularly biting.
40
Village Voice
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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