Tron: Legacy

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    60
    Daft Punk have done their homework, and there's enough here to suggest that, with a bit of debugging, they'll have no problem hitting all the right buttons next time.
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    60
    Overall Tron: Legacy is but faint clanging, drowned out by rent-a-string-section romanticism; like sad robots banging on a sound-stage door. [Jan. 2011, p. 95]
  3. Dec 10, 2010
    55
    While the classical arrangements mark a new style for Daft Punk, it's hardly revelatory in the sphere of movie scores at large.
  4. Dec 7, 2010
    60
    Whether Daft Punk have created a worthy soundtrack is for filmgoers to decide. As for the album they've made - it's so-so mood music, full of dramatic, string-suffused sounds that are sometimes moving and sometimes just there.
  5. Dec 7, 2010
    50
    It's all too clear Disney wanted the cachet, not the daft nor the punk. Trick yourselves into thinking the robots are twisting some radical new spin on the form if you wish, but I'm logging off now.
  6. Dec 7, 2010
    60
    It might all work brilliantly in the cinema, allied to Tron: Legacy's 3D visuals. If it does, it wouldn't be the first Daft Punk album to be reconsidered over time: people certainly revised their opinion of Human After All after seeing its tracks performed live.
  7. Jan 27, 2011
    60
    The fortunes of this soundtrack will ultimately rest with the success of the film but its brooding mix of old and new styles certainly wets your appetite to see it.
  8. Apr 28, 2011
    50
    The music is so devoid of anything to grab onto, listening to it is rather like plummeting at speed through the artificial landscape constructed for the film. [Mar 2011, p.48]
  9. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    For once they look to be towing the line rather than drawing it a new. [Jan 2011, p.85]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 8, 2010
    10
    A brilliant soundscape that blends perfectly with the movie. While their past work has always left me feeling a bit underwhelmed, they'veA brilliant soundscape that blends perfectly with the movie. While their past work has always left me feeling a bit underwhelmed, they've really shown real ability as composers with Tron: Legacy. Who knew techno and orchestral could work this well together? Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. A great cyber soundtrack capable of becoming more than a dubstep soundtrack; it has depth and machinery through every note. Full Review »
  3. Dec 10, 2010
    5
    One word; disappointing. Daft Punk are capable of so much better, but they seem reliant on past glories as we tick over the 5th year since theOne word; disappointing. Daft Punk are capable of so much better, but they seem reliant on past glories as we tick over the 5th year since the duo have produced anything substantial. Here they channel everyone else but themselves; Wagner, Zimmer, Elfman, Gregson-Williams, Vangelis. But the imitation is weak, and ultimately getting Daft Punk on board feels entirely pointless. Full Review »