101 Dalmatians Reviews

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 15, 2015
It's lovely. Surprisingly suspenseful, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 20, 2015
This is flat-out one of Disney's finest achievements, because puppies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 13, 2015
It may not be one of Disney's more magical films, but it's definitely one of the most flat-out entertaining.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 11, 2015
The fact that 101 Dalmatians plays easily alongside both the oldest and most recent of Disney's best is tribute to just how modern it was and continues to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 10, 2015
Then and now, Disney fans of all ages have thrilled to the animation-ambitious sight of the titular pack, and chilled at the villainy of mad diva Cruella De Vil. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
February 9, 2015
However much the film breaks with Disney tradition, it's still a winning effort that mixes cuteness with dry wit in the service of a fast-paced, emotionally charged adventure tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
February 9, 2015
Featuring a gripping story, beautiful animation, and an unforgettable villain, 101 Dalmatians remains one of Disney's great enduring classics that has stood the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Vincent
Daily Telegraph
December 24, 2014
This loveable romp evokes a gloomy, starlit London of Georgian streets and quietly grand parks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
August 24, 2010
Lovable cartoon classic for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic

TIME Magazine
September 4, 2008
It is the wittiest, most charming, least pretentious cartoon feature Walt Disney has ever made.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 30, 2008
good enough to merit repeated viewings. Particularly if you're two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
March 29, 2008
What has truly kept 101 Dalmatians alive ... is Cruella De Vil herself, one of the most deliciously nasty characters in Disney's oeuvre.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 23, 2008
Capturing the essence of Dodie Smith's wonderful children's book, this unforgettable animation. It is one of my favourite animations of all time.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 18, 2008
"Cute and cuddly" pretty much sums up this canine caper - once you get past the idea of a lady looking to make a coat out of dalmatian puppies.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 5, 2008
The Platinum Edition (Mar 4, 08) has numerous bonus features, such as Virtual Dalmatians, which allows you to adopt, name, and care your own virtual puppy with 101 possibilities, and Puppy Profiler through which you can find out which do you're most like
Full Review | Original Score: A

Film4
March 4, 2008
The definitive telling of an oft-told tale, Disney's family-friendly animated adventure exhibits plenty of energy, wit and style.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 4, 2008
Three hundred artists worked on this project for three years and came up with one of the best feature cartoons ever produced by Disney Studios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
March 4, 2008
While not as indelibly enchanting or inspired as some of the studio's most unforgettable animated endeavors, this is nonetheless a painstaking creative effort.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 4, 2008
For years... "101 Dalmatians" was my favorite. Looking back on it years later, it still is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2008
Cruella De Vil is so much a tour de force that she single-handedly snatches the movie away from any retroactive comparisons to post-classical Disney features whose sloppiness is the is their only saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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