Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. 88
    Director Stephen Herek does an admirable balancing job, though the movie slows whenever the animals solo onscreen. [27 Nov 1996 Pg.01.D]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    I know that this film is an epic, but I will not be influenced by this or I will base my critique on the fact that a film is epic or not. I actually think the movie a big failure in cinematic terms. But for watching with family at times like Christmas or Easter is perfect, and the kids do not dislike. Full Review »
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    not terrible, but not that good.
  3. Nov 17, 2014
    Despite a superb performance from Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians never achieves more than any other mid-level Disney film like Beethoven. It's far from terrible but almost everything in it has been seen before and you'd be much better off watching the more entertaining cartoon version. Full Review »