TRON: Legacy

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Dec 7, 2010
    80
    On the heels of another revelatory turn in True Grit, Bridges is sensational again, here in a groundbreaking performance.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 17, 2010
    75
    An eyeball party. The score by Daft Punk, which veers from homages to Hans Zimmer's thundery work in "The Dark Knight" to a retro-'80s synth sound, surpasses magnificence.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Dec 17, 2010
    75
    Bridges has a fine time playing with himself, so to speak. Add Garrett Hedlund as Flynn's son Sam, the rebel who zaps himself into the server to find his lost dad, and director Joseph Kosinski has a recipe for adventure that should delight gamers. Non-techies are on their own.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    Tron: Legacy, a sequel made 28 years after the original but with the same actor, is true to the first film: It also can't be understood, but looks great. Both films, made so many years apart, can fairly lay claim to being state of the art. This time that includes the use of 3-D.
  5. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Dec 15, 2010
    75
    The sequel, more successfully (if less innocently), injects you into a luminous technological wonderland and asks you to be happy with the ride.
  6. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Dec 16, 2010
    70
    The special effects are incredible, blah blah blah, but oddly, the most effective element here is the original movie's striking visual design-everything pitch black except for the luminescent piping on the costumes and foreground objects-which was inspired by the primitive arcade games of the early 80s.
  7. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Dec 14, 2010
    70
    Given the movie's graphic pizzazz, the best hippie wisdom Bridges might offer the viewer is: Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.
  8. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Dec 17, 2010
    67
    When director Joseph Kosinski flips the switch on action, TRON: Legacy is entertaining enough. Especially in 3D IMAX, with a mega-audio system booming Deft Punk's droning Xbox-ready musical score, nearly drowning out the collisions.
  9. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Dec 15, 2010
    67
    There's absolutely no shortage of stunning eye candy in this spiffy, sexy, and frequently thrilling sequel to Disney's 1982 game-changer Tron. There is, however, a certain lack of connectivity between the digitally enhanced characters onscreen and the user – excuse me, "audience" – in the flesh.
  10. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Dec 17, 2010
    63
    With a curiously stubborn kind of integrity, Tron: Legacy follows what did and didn't work the first time – another weak story with sub-B-movie dialogue, partly compensated for by intensely conceived geometric design and special effects.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Dec 16, 2010
    63
    It's a triumph of streamlined design, but TRON: Legacy never enters the fourth dimension where it's worth a plugged nickel to humans.
  12. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Dec 15, 2010
    63
    Like "Avatar," "Legacy" is a film too in love with its own good looks. And like the original "TRON," the sequel's a bit of a slog.
  13. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Dec 15, 2010
    63
    They had 28 years, and this is the best they could come up with?
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 771 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 244
  1. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    An absolutely marvelous film with breathtaking visuals and beautiful art direction. So much of the spirit of the original film is in this oneAn absolutely marvelous film with breathtaking visuals and beautiful art direction. So much of the spirit of the original film is in this one with references for the fans of the first movie to smile with pride for understanding. My only complaints are: there is no Bit (loved Bit in the original) and the vintage lightcycle is a great sight and it's built up, but it gets next to no worthwhile screen time. Regardless of those complaints, it's a fantastic movie with plenty of geek fanfare and love for the fans of the original. The acting is strong, the writing sharp, and the soundtrack is undeniably awesome. I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Go see it! End of Line. Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2010
    5
    Weak. Weak story. Weak 3D. Light cycles were pretty cool. Olivia Wilde was hot. Fight scenes were so so. Seeing it once was quite enough. IWeak. Weak story. Weak 3D. Light cycles were pretty cool. Olivia Wilde was hot. Fight scenes were so so. Seeing it once was quite enough. I loved the original. This should have been so much more. Full Review »
  3. Dec 17, 2010
    3