In an idyllic 1950s town, a boy (K'sun Ray) finds a best friend in a domesticated zombie (Billy Connolly), but events take an unappetizing turn when the creature begins eating the neighbors.
" A crafty mixture of George Romero and Douglas Sirk, Fido is a boy and his zombie movie that may have an unusually pastoral color scheme but tears into its many satirical targets with the vigor of a freshly reborn flesh-eater. "
" Brightly packaged and steadily amusing, even if the script never really develops anything interesting from its high-concept premise. "
" Definitely the most fun you'll have with the undead this week. "
" Fido does offer a good number of laughs, along with a healthy serving of gore to satisfy horror fans. "
" Fido, which feels original despite borrowing from a half-dozen genres, shouldn't be taken too seriously. "
" For a one-joke movie, Fido does a fine job exploring every possible permutation of that joke. "
" In the ticklishly amusing satire Fido, the undead stagger along like stunned toddlers. "
" Leave It to Beaver and Lassie meet Night of the Living Dead. "
" Strangely wholesome, gently splattery and adorably gory. "
" The movie's breezy, blood-flecked entertainment, with no aim other than to give you a giggle and a shriek. "
" You say, Enough zombies already? No, please, make room for Fido. A shotgun wedding of George Romero and SCTV, it's madly funny -- a treat for moviegoers who don't mind gnawed-off limbs with their high jinks. "
" A zombie comedy that feels late to the bloody punch bowl. Yet the real hindrance here isn't bad timing, but the movie's tiresomely chirpy 1950s Father Knows Best setting, which wears out its welcome in seconds. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse. "
" You think they're dead, these zombie-film parodies, but, one after another, they keep lumbering back. "
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