Balto (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes


Balto (1995)




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Nome is an island: Based-on-true-story about the sled dog who led a famed mission of mercy for Alaskan children in 1925. Enough animated schmaltz to melt the polar cap.

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Critic Reviews for Balto

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

The love story is pure mush, not helped by the bland voice work done by Kevin Bacon as Balto and Bridget Fonda as dainty husky Jenna.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4

Brave dog saves kids in adequate fact-based film.

September 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An Alaskan dog who gets a chance to demonstrate his courage and creativity on a mission of mercy.

August 30, 2002 | Full Review…

Unassuming and enjoyable animated adventure.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for Balto

Balto is a hugely under rated animated film. It was released at the same time as Toy Story and therefore overshadowed. But I preffered this film, I enjoyed it because it was funny and Bob Hoskins shows real enthusiasm to his character of the goose who is Balto's sidekick. Balto is one of the greatest hero's of an animated film and whilst watching you'll care about what he does next. I know you see a lot of animated films with the central character as an outcast but I will say Balto is the best of them all.

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Yet another kids movie about a dog who's an outcast and ends up saving the day. It's not bad, but it's not great either.

Aj V
Aj V

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A fantastic and very underrated animated film from the 90s with great voice acting, great animation, and some great drama.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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