101 Dalmatians (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

101 Dalmatians (1996)



Critic Consensus: Neat performance from Glenn Close aside, 101 Dalmatians is a bland, pointless remake.

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Cruella De Vil dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London and Pongo leads a heroic cast of animal characters on a dramatic quest to rescue them all in a story the whole family will enjoy again and again.

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Glenn Close
as Cruella De Vil
Hugh Fraser
as Frederick
Zohren Weiss
as Herbert
Michael Percival
as Police Inspector
John Evans
as Pensioner with Bulldog
Hilda Braid
as Woman on Park Bench
Margery Mason
as Woman on Park Bench
Andrew Readman
as Police Officer No. 1
John Peters
as Police Officer No. 2
Bill Stewart
as Arresting Officer
Joe Lacey
as Veterinarian
Brian Capron
as Television News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for 101 Dalmatians

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (8)

While the adorableness quotient of the new "101" is never in doubt, fans of the original may feel that its wit and charm have been diminished...Cute and broad, this re-make's OK. What I miss--what I'd hoped for--was a tad more sophistication.

February 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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This is not one of the great Disney classics -- it's not in the same league with Snow White or Pinocchio -- but it's passable fun, and will entertain its target family audiences.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Brilliant puppy wrangling, seamlessly blended with special effects, and a witty and sophisticated performance by Glenn Close as dazzlingly costumed Cruella DeVil more than compensate for spottier moments.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

[Glenn] Close creates an iconic, comically menacing character that lingers in the memory long after the bland nonsense of the film has faded.

June 3, 2014 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

All-ages spotted canine caper updates classic.

January 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...an entertaining, surprisingly charming update of the Disney's 1961 animated classic.

January 29, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 101 Dalmatians


The fact is, there is one reason only to watch this completely forgettable movie that can't seem to decide if it wants to be a merely amusing pastime or a silly nonsense, and that reason is Glenn Close, who devours the scenery with a deliciously over-the-top performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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I love the cartoon version of 101 dalmations but i still very much enjoy this movie as well! Its funny, a great cast and you just have to love all the dalmation puppies!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


This is one of the most boring, dull, annoying and most unnecessary live action remakes of all time. Honestly, who wants to watch some trashy remake when they can watch the original heartwarming animated classic. There's a good Cruella performance but apart from that all I can say is. Why?

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Directors Cat

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