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In a 1950s-era alternate universe where domesticated zombies play a functional role in society by delivering the milk, carrying the mail, and even helping out with household chores, one boy is about to find out just how big of a personal responsibility "pet" ownership truly is. When the Earth passed through a cloud of space dust and the dead arose from their graves to devour the flesh of the living, it first seemed that all hope for humanity was lost. Society's rapid slide into chaos, however, was soon halted when scientists at a company called ZomCom created a special collar… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Andrew Currie's script incisively observes how taboo preferences have become policies in the reality "Fido" creates. Macabre and satirical with the brash brio of all great zombie movies, "Fido" understands that the true ghouls' hearts are still beating."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"This set-up sounds like an amusing premise for a mild little low-budget spoof, but Fido is much more than that: it's a full-blown social satire with zombies at its center."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Cute and witty, if a bit too dependent on its delightfully goofy storyline gimmick."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"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."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Surprisingly gentle in most of its humor and its gore quotient, making you wonder who exactly it was aimed at."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The filmmakers get darkly amusing mileage out of the notion of tamed zombies in suburbian servitude"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Fido is a fetching comedy with tongue-in-cheek social commentary and a quick wit."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The movie's breezy, blood-flecked entertainment, with no aim other than to give you a giggle and a shriek."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"In the ticklishly amusing satire Fido, the undead stagger along like stunned toddlers."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Fido finds a new wrinkle in the nearly exhausted zombie genre."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"One senses that zombie film kingpin George A. Romero, who satirized consumerism in "Dawn of the Dead," would smile like a proud papa if he saw it."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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