101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians (1996)

There are more puppies than you can shake a rolled up newspaper at in this live-action remake of the Disney animated favorite 101 Dalmatians. Roger (Jeff Daniels) is a designer of computer games who shares his home with his pet dalmatian,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 29, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

as good of a live-action Cruella as we could expect

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Scott Weinberg

Rather pointless literalization of a great cartoon that didn't need it.

Maria Llull
Common Sense Media

All-ages spotted canine caper updates classic.

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Douglas Pratt

the film is reasonably efficient and combines enough fantasy and humor to hold one's interest.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is very harmless entertainment for kids with a non-so-subtle anti fur coat message. It is not quite up to adult standards, however.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

To find the biggest source of problems with this remake, take a look at the producer's name. 101 Dalmatians is Disney's first joint venture with John Hughes,

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

This time they simply forget the part that made the original work -- the dogs' story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
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… More
Alex roy
The live adaptation of the classic 101 Dalmatians is simply terrible. The film fails to succeed in capturing the essence of the classic Disney animated version.… More
Film Crazy
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… More
Jim Careter
Terrible, simple as tha, it was boring and just a chessy live action remake.
Directors Cat
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… More
Aj V
If you loved the original movie so much that you wished the people were real, see this movie. If you think, like me, that the original was great and works best… More