“Boomer Nostalgia Or Modern Slick?”
“Really Good Disney Sci-Fi Family Movie”
“You Are Really Messing With My Zen Thing Man-Kevin Flynn R.I.P.”
“WAS JUST A AMAZING MOVIE”
“I'd Like To Thank Daft Punk For Keeping Me Going Through This Bumpy "epic".”
“If You Are 12 Years Old This Movie Is For YOU !”
“It Might Be Oscar Season, But That Doesn't Mean There's No Time For Some Good Ol' Sci-fi Excitement.”
“OUT THERE, THERE'S A NEW WORLD!!! OUT THERE......IS OUR DESTINY!!!!!”
“A Visually Arresting Spectacular With More To The Plot Than The Original”
“"the Writer Program For The Script To "Legacy" Should Be Derezzed Immediately!"”
“I Fight For The Users!”
“Electrify The Boys And Girls......”
“I'd Like To Thank Daft Punk For Keeping Me Going In Most Scenes..”
“... When The Script Isn't Trying Its Damndest To Muck Everything Up, Tron Legacy Provides Some Intensely Entertaining Fun...”
“A Entertening Movie, But...”
“Back Inside The Grid”
“Overall It Is A Beautiful Watch, Time And Patience Spent On This Is Worthwhile But If You're Looking For An Impacting Watch, A Compelling Great Clever Story, Look No Further. The 3D Does What It's Meant To Do, Even If It Doesn't Pop Out Of The Screen.”
“So Now That There's A New Tron Film Does That Mean That We Also Get Another Tron Guy Video?”
“You Are Really Messing With My Zen, Man”
“You're Father..... Is The Creator.”
“A Visual Feast For The Holiday Season.”
“Nice Sequel To The Original”
“A Thunderous Experience That Was Deadened With Too Much Going On And Not Enough Happening.”
“Visually, It's Absolutely Baffling. It's Also Very Fun, But The Plot Is Weak.”
“Jeff Bridges And Daft Punk Rule All”
“Words Can't Describe , The Intensity , The Graphics , The Tron!. Tron Legacy Is One 3D Spectacle That Dares To Be Reckoned With , Its Truly Amicable , From The Moment You Enter The Grid Till You Leave .. Tron Legacy Will Have You Wanting More”
“A Visual Orgy That Truly Feels Like Perfect Digital Imperfection.”
“As Negative As This Review Does Sound, I Actually Did End Up Liking Tron: Legacy... But I Was Expecting To Like It A Whole Lot More.”
“Visually Stunning, Tron: Legacy Doesn't Offer Enough Reasons To Care About Neither The Story Nor The Characters”
“Jeff Bridges Never Lets You Down”
“A Techno-fueled Visual Effects Extravaganza,Tron Legacy Is Not Quite The Sequel I Imagined.”
“A Really Good Movie, Falling Just Short Of Great. Its Super Fun And Entertaining, But The Heart Of The Film Is At Times Lost In The Spectacular Visuals. Regardless, Jeff Bridges Is Excellent And The 3D Is Perfectly Used To Enhance The Overall Experience.”
A techno-fueled visual effects extravaganza,Tron Legacy is not quite the sequel I imagined.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
As long as it's engaged in light-hurling bouts of force, or motorcycle chases through a landscape so ominously enveloping it looks like Blade Runner after gentrification, TRON: Legacy is a catchy popcorn pleasure.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
There's more than a touch of Zeus in Kevin's white beard and Olympian digs, but, much like Icarus, no one in Tron: Legacy gets to soar too high.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
For a far more thought-provoking tale about the virtual realm, try The Social Network.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
"Tron: Legacy" may be nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
The "legacy'' of the title appears to be that of George Lucas. Which, of course, should be the last thing an admirer of "Tron'' wants to see: Bill Gates taking over Apple.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Given the movie's graphic pizzazz, the best hippie wisdom Bridges might offer the viewer is: Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.
J. Hoberman - Village Voice
The only way to see "Tron: Legacy" is in IMAX 3-D, so the full visual freakiness can engulf you and be appreciated the way you used to light up at the thought of a laser show set to "Dark Side of the Moon."
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
It's dispiriting to see how little attention the filmmakers have paid to the dramatic -- read human -- possibilities of the original, or how much they've been overwhelmed by technology's demands.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
The sheer size of the thing works against it: The effects are absolutely spectacular, but they blow the goofy-cheesy quotient straight through the roof.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
This updated story sinks under the weight of its own mystical mumbo-jumbo and pseudoscience gobbledygook.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
TRON: Legacy proves once again that movies can be incubators for exciting technological and F/X advances... while leaving our need for narrative unsatisfied.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
Aside from conceptually unimaginative, the film is also derivative... and curiously humorless
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
Disney may be looking for a merchandising bonanza with this long-gestating sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film, but someone in the corporate offices forgot to add any human interest to its action-heavy script.
Bruce Diones - New Yorker
Both [Tron] films, made so many years apart, can fairly lay claim to being state of the art.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It's a sullen affair, dominated by a grim visual palette that intrigues for about 30 minutes.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The special effects are incredible, blah blah blah, but oddly, the most effective element here is the original movie's striking visual design.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Legacy is a two-hour light show with a lot of flash, a little style, and not one byte of narrative originality.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
The package is shiny and new, but the movie is a hodgepodge of ideas lifted from science-fiction classics, fast-paced action tedium and flimsy connective tissue. It's bloatware.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Lots of sizzle, not much soul, and very little sense.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Perhaps this is an old-fashioned notion, but if you're going to see a movie that admittedly features lots of digital bells and whistles as its major draw, shouldn't you still be able to tell what's going on?
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
While 21st-century effects and a cutting-edge dance score make this a stunning virtual ride, the underlying concept feels as far-fetched as ever.
Peter Debruge - Variety
For all of its buggy storytelling, "Tron: Legacy" plugs into your cerebral cortex and makes it sizzle.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Like the 1982 sci-fi curiosity that spawned it, TRON: Legacy is an "almost" movie.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Tron: Legacy shows off a world where everything is eye candy, and absolutely nothing is brain candy.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
...a franchise built around the fetishistic obsession with cyber culture now preaches its evils.
Eric Kohn - indieWIRE
Another weak story with sub-B-movie dialogue, partly compensated for by intensely conceived geometric design and special effects.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
If you kind of, sort of liked the "Matrix" franchise but found it too fast-paced, too dense with plot and way too short on neon-lit motorbike races and homoerotic Ultimate Frisbee tournaments, then I've got a movie for you.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Tron: Legacy is the kind of sensory-onslaught blockbuster that tends to put me to sleep, the way babies will nap to block out overwhelming stimuli.
Dana Stevens - Slate
They had 28 years, and this is the best they could come up with?
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
It all ends up being a half-hour too much of a just okay thing.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
There is no justifiable reason for such a lengthy running time, especially given that the original got in, did what it had to do and got out in about an hour and a half.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
While it seems less like a parody than the original, it is also silly in a not unpleasing way. I generally have little use for 3-D, but the effects in this film are subtle and well-executed; as these things go, the least obnoxious ever.
Mary F. Pols - TIME Magazine
Director Joseph Kosinski has a recipe for adventure that should delight gamers. Non-techies are on their own.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
New players, a new story line, a new director and nearly three decades of improved technology including all the whiz-bang-wow the latest 3-D has to offer. Unfortunately, there's not nearly enough new life.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
For all its visual snap, there's no crackle to the story or pop to the characters.
Elias Savada - Film Threat
If you choose to see TRON: Legacy, leave your brain at home, and be ready to watch what boils down to a great dramatic Daft Punk music video.
- We Got This Covered
A simple sci-fi thrill ride, in terms of action, visuals, and unpretentious fun.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
It's a legacy of "TRON" that its sequel has to be as slow and dense, as humorless and emotionally sterile as its original.
While it wasn't everything I was hoping it was going to be, "Tron: Legacy" ended up being a fascinating visual experience.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
If you examine it closely then the entire film falls apart. But if you go along to enjoy the thrills (especially when it's showing in 3D) and cool action sequences, then you should be thoroughly entertained.
Laurence Boyce - The Baltic Times
Intricate visual world eventually falls prey to the truth of a cliche: Familiarity breeds contempt
Robert Denerstein - Movie Habit
The sequel's filmmakers haven't managed to solve the problem that blighted the original - namely once we get our characters on the grid, then what?
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
The stunts are more spectacular, but what's more important for a popcorn movie is that a son searching for his father inside a computer game adds a little emotional currency that ups the ante a bit from the first film.
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
Basically a fanboy's dream, honoring what's worth honoring about the original while adding as much as the premise will bear... [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Worth its while for the next generation special f/x alone, especially when witnessed in 3D.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
It's a reboot and a sequel that pays respect to its roots while also paving its own path in to the annals of science fiction and action cinema...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
A fantastic big screen sensory experience that unfortunately has a plot built entirely from nonsensical technophilosphy wank
Marc Fennell - Triple j
A visually-stunning, fast-paced amusement ride.
Roger Tennis - Cinemaclips.com
I'm not saying don't bother seeing it, because there's still some fun to be had from the swaggering, fragmented plot, I'm just saying that we deserved much better.
Mike Edwards - What Culture
If only Disney could always be this kinky.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
A visionary feast for the eyes with a down and dirty score by Daft Punk that's pitch perfect for the environment.
Thom Atkinson - The Skinny
'Bio-digital jazz, man!'
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Like the original, Tron: Legacy obsesses over technology and style but forgets important details like character and plot.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
Tron: Legacy is spectacular and ridiculous, much like its spectacular and ridiculous predecessor, Tron (1982).
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
After a leisurely real-world prologue and a big first-act gladiatorial sequence, the movie comes to a crashing halt — and never really gets going again prior to the stumbling, muddled climax.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
An epic ride.
Gregory Weinkauf - Huffington Post
Even though it makes very little sense, it just looks kind of amazing. And it's fun.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Best enjoyed in its full 3:D treatment grandeur and without the cynical gaze of old age.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
TRON: Legacy is shallow but beautiful, thrilling but unsatisfying.
Tim Martain - The Mercury
The Tron Dude abides.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
Idioms are peppered throughout . . . never congealing into anything beyond the vague hope that the attempt to tell a story full of mystical import will overcome the many faults made in the telling
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
Legacy is sort of a one-trick pony. After you get past the neon-glow costumes, whizzing Frisbee weapons and cyberspace backdrop, there really isn't much to get excited about.
Tyler Hanley - Palo Alto Weekly
even more enmeshed than its predecessor with questions of human-computer interaction and philosophical conundrums...but these questions become so dense and filled with shorthand mumbo-jumbo that they cease to capture the imagination by the third reel.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
The effects are above average while the plot is a mess. If glitter is enough for you, well have at it!
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
As hard as I tried to enjoy Tron: Legacy I kept wondering how much longer I would be trapped in the computer world on screen.
Henry Fitzherbert - Daily Express
A minor guilty pleasure for me because the film really has very little to offer outside of shallow pleasures.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Legacy's upgrade only amplifies the lameness of the original minus its time-capsule likeability.
Aaron Yap - Flicks.co.nz
Even the action scenes didn't have any thrill to them -- this movie doesn't involve you at all.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
Suffers from ... lot of pompous talk about "creating a digital frontier that will reshape the human condition".
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Even the startling appearance ... of a camp, cane-wielding, white-haired-and-suited Michael Sheen ... fails to make it worth your while to hang out ... in this digital world.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
Stars Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund play second or third fiddle to the glitz, so place your movie ticket bet on vibrant reds and blues that reach out of the screen to be the main attraction here. It's all in the eye candy.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
It's all such a rapturous, body-encompassing sensory experience that the sheer pointlessness of the story... is rather easy to ignore.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
the stunt work and action sequences in this Tron sequel are some of the best of the year. It's just too bad the story isn't on the same level with the action.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
... it would have been nice to see a tighter, more action-oriented sequel... comes dangerously close to drowning itself in back story and narrative.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
In the end, this is a travesty of a story and a failure of a sequel, but an absolute triumph for CGI... it is to the original TRON what Avatar is to Ferngully.
Nick Deigman - Fan The Fire
The "Youngification" of Jeff Bridges is downright creepy, but groundbreaking. Hedlund does a great job of being the emotional center of this movie. Great visuals are matched by a good story.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
The main reason to see this is for its stunning visuals, which look great in 3D. They might not look so impressive in mere 2D.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Garrett Hedlund may be the world's first live-action, artificial actor.
Rubin Safaya - Cinemalogue.com
A vapid and brainless blockbuster that's exhilarating on a purely aesthetic level, but suffers from laughably stilted dialogue and excessive style over substance.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
A fantasy world realized at a high level by a director with a little more on his mind than the size of the pyro budget.
Kurt Loder - Reason Online
After the initial awe of the first act wears off, TRON: Legacy becomes a long, slow, and alarmingly uninteresting ride.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
Disc wars is the second best visual moment of the year behind the twisting hallway of 'Inception.' And yes, Daft Punk nails the musical score.
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
Like its predecessor, the movie has enough dazzling visuals and awesome action to generally compensate for a story that often feels a little thin.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Radical, man. All action and escapist fun, 20 years after its sire, the glorious-looking, totally enjoyable Tron Legacy represents a new height in digital cinema and pure entertainment right down to its amazing Daft Punk score.
Diva Velez - TheDivaReview.com
Buoyed by its story, sometimes convoluted but hard to resist, 'Legacy' is a worthy sequel, both in its fantastic look and its admirable sense of wonder.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
A coffee-table book consisting of full-color screen grabs from 'Tron: Legacy' would be stunning. But experiencing these images in motion over 125 minutes is more endurance test than revelation...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Like the original movie, "Tron: Legacy" was made to push the boundaries of technology in cinema. It succeeds. The film is a special effects spectacle to behold.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
The movie has plenty of action, but it is hampered by fits and starts. Dead spots, where characters simply stand around and spew expository dialogue, abound.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
I was 11 when Tron came out, and I was in the theater with my eyes glued to the screen and jaw on the floor. This film brought me back to that fascination and wonder.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
The only two things keeping me awake were the cool score by Daft Punk and Michael Sheen's over-the-top performance as the villainous Zuse.
Beth Accomando - KPBS.org
An entertaining jaunt into the digital dimension, with Jeff Bridges, Jeff Bridges 2.0, Olivia Wilde, and Michael Sheen's Mad-Hatter-at-Studio-54.
Clint O'Connor - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Stunning visuals, excellent use of 3D and all the digitized cool you can cram into one film. And that Daft Punk score, oh that Daft Punk score.
Neil Miller - Film School Rejects
Kosinski was probably so excited about getting the opportunity to attach his name to something he enjoyed as a kid, he forgot that the original film is infantile, a show-off for early CGI, and that trying to take infantilism seriously is a major mistake.
Adam Lippe - Examiner.com
TRON: Legacy is not a good movie. Not even close. Visually stunning. Yes. The mostly black and white, glow-in-the-dark effects - especially in 3D - are a mind-blow.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
It is genuinely exciting to see where this brave new world of CGI and 3D is leading. But on the whole, this isn't really much of a legacy -- or even as much fun as a round of Space Invaders.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
...a breathtaking special-effects extravaganza that generally manages to outdo its big-budget cinematic brethren in terms of excitement and audaciousness...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Kosinki's most imaginative 3-D contraptions are stunning, though it's unfortunate that they don't show up until we've slogged through a slow, dreary, middle bursting with overblown political themes.
Alison Gang - San Diego Union-Tribune
Tron Legacy is one of the most visually stunning pieces of entertainment ever made. Dear the Academy Awards, please nominate Daft Punk for best original score!
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
It's a triumph of streamlined design, but TRON: Legacy never enters the fourth dimension where it's worth a plugged nickel to humans.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This sci-fi actioner is insufferably dismal, depressing and dull. The story is inscrutable and viewer-alienating. The special effects are unimpressive and the 3D underused.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Despite all the gloom and grandiosity, this can be a fun movie, particularly for those willing to sit back and let it wash over them.
Ian Buckwalter - NPR
It will sort of satisfy the fans who have been waiting decades for it to appear, though it is doubtful that they will venerate it to the degree that they did with the first one.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
Judged solely as eye-candy, the follow-up, enriched by a superb soundscape crafted by Daft Punk, merits a recommendation. But as optically impressive as it is, it's also dramatically inert.
Kevin Williamson - Jam! Movies
There's plenty of unintelligible talk about ultra-complicated algorithms in 'Legacy.' But all you have to know about it is a simple equation: "Tron x 2=Bomb Squared."
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
TRON Legacy is the Windows Vista of movies - it's got a beautiful interface, some great bells and whistles, but it does have a few unsightly bugs.
Clint Morris - Moviehole
"Tron: Legacy"? How about "Tron: Tedious," instead?
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
The computer world has rarely felt cosier.
Jason Anderson - eye WEEKLY
full review at Movies for the Masses
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
Tron: Legacy is a letdown. Let's hope this misfire marks the "end of line" for this fractured faux franchise.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
Is it really a legacy when barely anyone remembers the first movie, and most of those who do remember it do not do so fondly?
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
TRON: Legacy is all about the eye candy, and not much else. For the full effect try to get to an IMAX screening of the film, or at the very least, see it in 3D.
Vic Holtreman - ScreenRant
Watching Tron: Legacy is like witnessing a thermonuclear explosion from inside the mushroom cloud-white hot, dazzlingly intense and indescribably overpowering-pop art unlike any you've ever seen before.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
The film is visually dazzling, but the main problem is that the script was left of the drawing board. There are endless questions never answered even if one were to ask.
Wilson Morales - AOL Black Voices
Wilson Morales - BlackFilm.com
Tron: Legacy validates those who spent the last 28 years defending the original film as a story worth telling.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
The long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult favorite retains the original's visual splendor, but not its endearingly geeky spirit.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
Techie reboot is visually dazzling but short on story.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
Was it really necessary to wait 28 years for a sequel that wasn't worth attempting in the first place?
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
It should be a simple, straightforward story, but whatever TRON: Legacy tries to say just becomes all the more garbled each time someone opens their mouth.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
This is a film for gamers, bikers and other teenage boys at heart.
Julie Rigg - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
For a movie showcasing flashy action, the pacing is pokey, weighed down by dull flashbacks and cliched discussions about embracing the "digital frontier," blah, blah, blah.
Russ Breimeier - Christianity Today
Labeling this film a "disappointment" really only makes sense if you were expecting it to be good in the first place.
Pete Vonder Haar - Houston Press
Most viewers will be wanting their quarters back.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
It's still a soulless machine for making Disney mountains of cash, of course, but you can feel it striving to be more. Which is, at the end of the game, what singularity is all about.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
On a 10-point meter comprised of visuals and story where ideally each would consume five points equally, "TRON: Legacy" tips the scale in the tech department with eight while only leaving two for humanity.
Adam Fendelman - HollywoodChicago.com
...the story's filled with cardboard outlines of characters plodding their way through a series of chase and action scenes that don't add up to anything resembling an original idea
Jeff Meyers - Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
While it's something to see and hear, I just wish 'Tron: Legacy' had the script to accompany all of the spectacle. (Parental Review also Available)
Jim Judy - Screen It!
An eye-catching 3-D roller coaster ride propelled by a plot and characters of not even passing interest.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
TRON: Legacy is beautiful but cold, more machine than man.
David Medsker - Bullz-Eye.com
The design of the visuals here reflects the huge advances in computer graphics over the last three decades: The landscapes and objects are beautiful and vastly more detailed than in Tron.
Andy Klein - Brand X
I'm actually going to buy a ticket to see it again. I never do that.
Dave White - Movies.com
All digital dazzle and little substance.
Jen Yamato - Movies.com
The first half hour of the film - before it shifts into 3D mode - is pacy and dynamic. After that, it gets sluggish and the visuals - as so often happens in 3D films - are far too dingy.
Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
This comes across as the same kind of pompous drivel that eventually made the Matrix films unbearable.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
A wash of light, colour and sound that forgoes the most basic elements of cinema.
Tom Seymour - Little White Lies
Despite (or maybe because of?) all the impressive graphics, first-time director Joseph Kosinski imparts no heat or urgency or need to care.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
All sensation and no feeling.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
looks incredible and feels increasingly leaden and cumbersome as the story unfolds
Jason McKiernan - Filmcritic.com
Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz toss a bit of Frankenstein, every Super Hero who ever kept is hand in corporate, "Star Wars," "The Matrix"...and yes, even "The Wizard of Oz" to come up with a story that exists mostly to prop up the special effects.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
La, la, la, what a vision this movie is. It goes over the top, and then it goes even higher, wider, and crazier.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
There's such a hollowness and lack of conviction within this new film's veneer of a story that it's impossible not to find your distracted thoughts bouncing around chaotically.
Tom Keogh - Seattle Times
Creates an amazing world but doesn't populate it with anyone or anything for us to care about.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Disney has once again constructed a digital environment out of cutting-edge special effects, only this time, it isn't merely silly; it's as dry and talky as a PBS panel show.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
Como passatempo regado a nostalgia, ate que cumpre bem seu objetivo.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
It sure is pretty, but it's also woefully empty-headed, as steely in emotion as it is in its environment.
Implementing a color scheme of black on different shades of dark gray with bright neon highlights of blue or red ... the movie is a drab and depressing thing to look at.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
The geek set will be transfixed by the look of the film, which is a noir-ish, sober "Speed Racer" -- nocturnal battles involving light cycles, light frisbees, etc.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
A Clockwork Orange as imagined by a Commodore64.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Remember the last time you yelled at your computer? It does.
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
The initial entry into the cyber world and the high-speed race are highlights of the film. Unfortunately, there's also a story.
Daniel M. Kimmel - New England Movies Weekly
This holiday season, disappointment comes in fluorescent blue
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
...an entertaining film that tries to make up for its lack of substance with some pretty impressive action set pieces.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
A landmark achievement in visual effects, sound and production design, and a disappointment in almost every other respect.
Thomas Leupp - Hollywood.com
Inertia never looked so good.
Charles Koplinski - Illinois Times
Occasionally self-indulgent and silly, the sequel is an undeniably entertaining flick, a cornucopia of eye candy and family-friendly violence.
Christopher Lloyd - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
After a whole year of movies that squandered the potential of 3D, "Tron: Legacy" actually uses it to its fullest.
Stephen Silver - The Trend
One of the few winter films that feels like an event ... family-friendly geek paradise.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
References are made to Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Jules Verne, although the film's unbelievably lame dialogue ("biodigital jazz, man") is by former "Lost" scribes Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
As an action-packed visual feast ... Tron Legacy is truly astonishing...
Alan Jones - Radio Times
If you can get past its absurd premise, this return of Jeff Bridges to the inner computer world of light-cycles and deadly neon Frisbees is an eye-candyriffic holiday treat, with a killer soundtrack and 3-D visuals worthy of the huge screen.
Luke Y. Thompson - E! Online
Curiously, TRON: Legacy makes the same mistake the original did: All the best stuff comes in the first act.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Joseph Kosinski is so happy playing with expensive computers that he neglects to give this movie a heart larger than a peach pit.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Even the name seems crass, as if some Disney marketing exec figured that all the studio had to do was slap "Legacy" at the end of the old title and the thing would be good to go.
Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline
To say that belated sequel Tron: Legacy looks amazing is both to praise and to condemn it; 30 years from now, it will probably seem just as dated as its predecessor.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Tron: Legacy looks like the bathroom of a trendy nightclub.
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
While too much of Tron: Legacy languishes in a plotless world of confusion and electronic Frisbee throwing which left me cold, there are unexpected bonuses.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
There have been a number of technical developments in the intervening years, but none of them does the new film any good.
Leo Robson - Financial Times
Fittingly, Legacy is not overwhelmed by its own technical brilliance, the human heart that beats beneath its polished chrome veneer being felt even over Daft Punk's evocative score.
Chris Prince - Sky Movies
Hugely disappointing, style-over-substance sequel that's let down by a derivative script, wooden performances, poorly directed action sequences and a criminal lack of humour.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
This 28-years-later sequel has some flash and sparkle in a few of its action sequences, but there's way too little drama or visual dazzle to justify the hype, the extra D or the film's somewhat presumptuous title.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
It's God versus Lucifer in a virtual world.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
It must have taken a lot of computers to pull this thing off; too bad the movie talks like one of them.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Who are we kidding? You're going for the glowing surfaces; as a Christmas bauble, Disney's $200 million production doesn't disappoint.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
[T]otally superfluous and eminently forgettable... [It] will make a bloody fortune, not because it embodies any qualities deserving of such, but out of compelling nostalgia and, well, not much else.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
On the plus side, in the new Tron, the war machines no longer look like giant floating staples. But the action scenes are the usual hyper-edited splatter.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
The screenplay is a mess, but visually it's a perfect film. The soundtrack by Daft Punk is one of the best scores to come along in a long time.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Carries the legacy of the original - it's deadly dull, self-important and besotted with its own computer graphics..Flashier effects but no dramatic sense or sense of drama.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
When you mix the striking visuals with the heavy sound effects and booming score from Daft Punk, you're provided with a reason to go to the cinema.
Matthew Toomey - ABC Radio Brisbane
TRON: Legacy does not deserve to be written off as empty spectacle but it really does miss the magic of the original film.
Thomas Caldwell - Cinema Autopsy
It's an unusual moviegoing situation to be facing, with such a tremendous divide in time between installments, but the very fact that there's a sequel to TRON, and it happens to satisfy, is reason enough to rejoice.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
When the movie works, characters and visuals and sound come together, sync up and create an unbelievable, almost magical cinematic rhythm unlike anything you've ever experienced before.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Technically spectacular, visually and aurally - best viewed in IMAX 3-D.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
It transports us to a world we've never seen; showing us heretofore unthinkable cinematic feats and seemingly unachievable advancements in technology...but all technical marvels aside, there is an unfortunate absence of the human soul here.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Go and see this film on the big screen. End of line.
Alice Tynan - Concrete Playground
What unfolds is your typical chase-and-rescue scenario, all just colour and movement, but with a rock-out score by Daft Punk and a genuinely bright patch in the high-camp form of Castor (Michael Sheen).
Nick Dent - Time Out Sydney
Tron: Legacy could get away with a script as stupid as the one it has if the movie crackled, if any of the actors popped or if any of the action scenes felt truly next level or groundbreaking.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
With a million times more computing power at its disposal than its 1982 predecessor, Tron: Legacy still looks like Disco Night at the jai alai fronton.
A showcase of the most astonishing computer- graphics' work Hollywood can muster... all wrapped round one of the most lunk-headed scripts that was ever parped out of an ink-jet.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
Anyone wondering about a justification for an update of an incoherent story of yesteryear need look no farther than the smashing visual and action creativity.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
TRON: Legacy may be the best movie I've ever seen that possesses a truly awful script.
Gabe Leibowitz - Film and Felt
With the derivative story and direction, the whizzy effects are its only calling card
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Sleek but not so sophisticated, Tron: Legacy arrives pre-programmed to deliver the visual goods without ever replicating genuine human emotions.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
Disney's rebooting of their 1982 computer-world adventure is a shimmering, supremely exciting piece of ultra-modern high-end Hollywood entertainment.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
This is a film though that MUST be seen in a 3D cinema to be appreciated, with genuinely mind blowing visual effects, music and sound that immerse the audience in the Grid and whisk you away on a digitally delightful journey.
Giles Hardie - Sydney Morning Herald
A hyper-slick sequel to the heady 1982 man-versus-machine action-adventure, Tron Legacy represents a souped-up chassis built around an engine that doesn't start.
Brent Simon - Screen International
where the original Tron at least had the virtue of being way ahead of the curve, this late-Noughties light show, though certainly offering plenty of eye candy, feels caught between the weight of history and the potentiality of its future franchise.
Anton Bitel - Eye for Film
Joseph Kosinski's would-be franchise restarter is, if nothing else, aesthetically striking.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
Who cares what it has to say when it looks this good?
Anthony Morris - The Vine
Like the first Tron movie there's a sense of cutting edge special effect techniques on display, but, once it has established its premise, Tron: Legacy, like its predecessor, doesn't really know where to go and takes a long time getting there.
Jack Sargeant - FILMINK (Australia)
Despite dazzling man-meets-machine design and similar themes, this film does not have the complexity of Avatar and for some it may feel rather like being trapped in a long video game.
Kate Muir - Times [UK]
It's a bit like Fast and Furious, directed by Stanley Kubrick on holiday.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
(VIDEO) If you're young and easily impressed, then "Tron: Legacy" won't feel like a rip off. As for the film's non-window-breaking 3D effects, you'll be left to scratch your head about why the filmmakers even bothered.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
For all of the hundreds of animators who spent over a year painstakingly assembling each pixel in the computer-generated world, not one person was employed who could write a competent screenplay that harnessed their efforts.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
Although lacking an emotional core and comprehensive plot, TRON: Legacy is never the less an immersive cinematic experience which features the best that 3-D visuals and special effects has to offer.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Though the film has no lack of technical skill, what's missing is the spark of imagination
Katey Rich - CinemaBlend.com
Appropriately, the sequel suffers from almost the same problems as the original: while it's visually dazzling, thematically intriguing and fronted by the single coolest man in the universe, it's also empty, derivative and rather directionless
Tom Huddleston - Time Out
This reboot may not be as revolutionary as it thinks, but it's definitely worth a second glance.
Charlotte O'Sullivan - This is London
It is often beautiful to look at, and could come to represent the fashion tropes of its era as faithfully as its predecessor did. And the silliness somehow adds to the enjoyment rather than detracting from it. It's the best kind of bonkers.
An embarrassing and unhappy compromise between the bland, lacklustre characterisation of The Phantom Menace and the achingly naff would-be cool of The Matrix sequels.
Catherine Bray - Film4
A triumph of art direction, sound design and Gallic phat beats, but could do with a script upgrade and fun.exe patch.
Nick De Semlyen - Empire Magazine
Fans of the original won't be disappointed.
Pete Hammond - Boxoffice Magazine
There's huge disparity between the seductive and visuals and the dramatically uninvolving and narrative, but young techno viewers (and fans of the original 1982 film) should make it a commercial hit.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
The story is silly. But like the first TRON, this sequel also pushes the frontiers of what's possible. The movie delivers enough of a wow factor to pull in viewers.
Anne Thompson - Thompson on Hollywood
The flaws are there, if you choose to look for them, but why on Earth would you want to?
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
A film that awes and bores in frustratingly equal measure. Visually and musically, it's a triumph. Dramatically, it needs some re-wiring.
Jonathan Crocker - Total Film
There's nothing to like.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
There are flourishes of brilliance, particularly in score, costumes and set design. However, this brilliance is often buried beneath messy, disjointed action sequences and a story that fails to make any sense at all.
Chris Laverty - Clothes on Film
I love the metaphysics this story suggests. Tron had hints of the possibilities, but Legacy explores the images of ourselves, manifested beings and the idea that the pursuit of perfection is corrupt.
Fred Topel - Screen Junkies
a thrilling, evocative, and utterly satisfying piece of entertainment.
Todd Gilchrist - Cinematical
The film is a Fleshlight. It looks like the real thing, and it might get you off, but it is plastic, phony, and utterly soulless.
Drew McWeeny - HitFix
If you're a fan like me, it's worth seeing for both the nostalgia and the debate you're going to have after the film. If you're not, it's worth seeing for the visuals.
Jenna Busch - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Whereas 3D has quickly become a dirty, corporate word, Tron: Legacy's use of the new technology to bring the audience directly into this very specific and unique world makes this movie a completely immersive experience.
Matt Fowler - IGN Movies