Tron: Legacy Reviews

  • 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

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