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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    This sequel is also goofy, also eye-popping - see it in Imax 3-D if you really want to fry your optic nerve - and also weakly scripted. And yet 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. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    For those in the audience, it's best to just sit back, drink in its virtual dazzle and not ask questions. The story is beside the point in this sleek-looking reboot. It's all about the whiz-bang special effects and the return of Jeff Bridges - always the coolest guy in any space, cyber or otherwise. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. It's as though rogue programs took over the production. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Legacy is a two-hour light show with a lot of flash, a little style, and not one byte of narrative originality. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Bridges is enjoyable as he gives the older Flynn a Zen hero quality, and even breaks through the effects to make his younger-Clu-self oddly engaging. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    It all ends up being a half-hour too much of a just okay thing. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    An ungodly mess that's great fun to look at for about 15 minutes and exhausting the rest of the time. show more

  • 59
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Tron: Legacy revels in its over-the-top nature: the sharp contrast of inky blacks against vibrant neons, the bombastic clash of orchestral and synthetic elements in the soundtrack (by French electronic musicians Daft Punk), the trippy, sometimes incoherent ideas it presents. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Bad, yet good.

  • June 08, 2011 cl00000000091790
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    Spectacular

  • May 18, 2011 pimuseta
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    A masterpiece! Absolutely amazing.

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    saw it in theaters and for the first 30 minutes I thought my 3D glasses were not working but it turns out the first 30 minutes wasnt even in 3D because it is only 3D when they are in the tron world....so I was disappointed that I paid double for a 3D movie that was only partly in 3D and also, some of the acting was no good...dissapointing

  • April 18, 2011 Mark
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    movie was a little drawn out but i enjoyed it

  • April 05, 2011 jordanstudios
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    It Is A Good Movie But Not As Good As 127 Hours Jeff Bridges Did Pretty Good At Least Because He\'s One Of My Favorite Actors

  • February 25, 2011 sw33tduchesse
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    I love this movie.

  • February 19, 2011 richrward
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    one of the best movies i have ever seen. much props to daft punk on the awsome soundtrack

  • February 13, 2011 OatleySamuel
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    TRON: Legacy is nothing compared to its predeccessor, but a definite must for TRON fans or sci fi junkies. Jeff Bridges does a decent job as the hero and the villain, but his portrayal has waned with age. Garrett Hedlund does a very boring character and is barely worth attention. Beau Garrett is one of those backstage actors that could be more involved in the strory, but her short time on screen is wasted with little dialouge and character development. Olivia Wilde is very interesting, but does not live up to her performance in "House" as Thirteen. Bruce Boxleitner does the best role, but is consrtained to about 5 minutes of movie time. The story had lots of potential, but it was wasted by a mediocre attempt to appeal to a newer generation. It gets 3 stars, but if it had been a better story, it would have easily have won 4 stars.

  • February 06, 2011 TrinityNycGurl
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    Best 3D movie I ever seen. It's better if you see it in Imax 3D. It got me so excited in the fight scenes that I actually punched the air myself. The graphics are amazing. And this is an original movie. Great to take the whole family too.

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