Tron Legacy

2010

Tron Legacy

Critics Consensus

Tron Legacy boasts dazzling visuals, but its human characters and story get lost amidst its state-of-the-art production design.

50%

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Total Count: 238

63%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 171,324
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Movie Info

The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world. Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the original film.

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Cast

Jeff Bridges
as Kevin Flynn/Clu
Garrett Hedlund
as Sam Flynn
Bruce Boxleitner
as Alan Bradley/Tron
Michael Sheen
as Castor/Zuse
Anis Cheurfa
as Rinzler
Serinda Swan
as Siren #2
Yaya DaCosta
as Siren #3
Yurij Kis
as Half Faced Man
Ronald Selmour
as Key Security Guard #1, Ernie
Thomas Bradshaw
as Security Guard #2
Allen Jo
as Black Guard/Disc Opponent #1
Darren Dolynski
as Disc Opponent #2
Dan Joffre
as Young Man on Recognizer
Donnelly Rhodes
as Grandpa Flynn
Belinda Montgomery
as Grandma Flynn
Owen Best
as 7 Year Old Sam Flynn
Matt Ward
as Iso Boy
Zoe Fryklund
as Iso Girl
Dean Redman
as Light Jet Sentry
Mi Jung Lee
as Debra Chung
Christopher Logan
as Nervous Program
Sheldon Yamkovy
as Destitute Program
Dale Wolfe
as Irv Cupepper
Joanne Wilson
as Reporter #1
Shaw Madson
as Reporter #3
Shafin Karim
as East Indian Taxi Driver
Rob Daly
as Lead Sentry
Mike Ching
as Blue Gaming Program
Michael Teigen
as Green Gaming Program
Brent Stait
as Purple Gaming Program
Amy Esterle
as Young Mrs. Flynn
Cody Laudan
as End of the Line Club Bouncer
Jeffrey Nordling
as Richard Mackey
Christine Adams
as Claire Atkinson
Kate Gajdosik
as News Anchor
Jack McGee
as Police Photographer
Dawn Mander
as Crying Program
Edie Mirman
as Computer
Aaron Toney
as Black Guard
Kofi Yiadom
as Black Guard
Kim Do Nguyen
as Black Guard
Patrick Sabongui
as Gaming Program 1-S
Will Erichson
as Gaming Program 2-S
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Critic Reviews for Tron Legacy

All Critics (238) | Top Critics (52)

  • 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.

    Jan 10, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Like the original, Tron: Legacy obsesses over technology and style but forgets important details like character and plot.

    Jan 3, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Dec 17, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • For a far more thought-provoking tale about the virtual realm, try The Social Network.

    Dec 17, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • It's a triumph of streamlined design, but TRON: Legacy never enters the fourth dimension where it's worth a plugged nickel to humans.

    Dec 17, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Dec 17, 2010 | Rating: 5.9/10 | Full Review…

    Ian Buckwalter

    NPR
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tron Legacy

  • May 25, 2016
    There are things to really like about Tron: Legacy. For starters, I appreciate the continuity of the franchise by bringing back Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Both also deserve extra credit for portraying two characters, especially Bridges since he's a main character. The music is very fitting for this universe; Daft Punk might not be the most conventional choice to write a film score, but they didn't disappoint with this one. The most impressive part of this movie was its visual effects. The bike sequences and disk fights were fun to watch. Now, although this movie was fun to look at and listen to, it was a challenge to get through. The middle act is where things started to go downhill because the action slowed down and the "story" picked up. The plot was very dull, and the characters were duller. I honestly didn't care about the fates of any of the characters because they weren't very fleshed out at all, so it was hard to take the climax of the movie very seriously. That being said, this is a harmless movie that you can justify watching with the family, but don't expect anything memorable.
    Ben B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2015
    Marvelous visuals and a stirring score make it easy to forgive the film its deficiencies. Like the original, Legacy transports you to another world. Unlike most films with heavy CG, the Tron setting looks very substantial, with a strong material feel that gives the action sequences a sense of fatality and excitement. Jeff Bridges' natural style helps the viewer to make believe the world and the events are real, especially the various bits of narration called for (and reminiscent of Alec Guiness in Star Wars). Recommended to fans of sci-fi epic and to those who never tire of the Hero's Journey.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2013
    Well I don't really have to describe the movie's plot. Most critics and audiences praised the visuals but loathed character development and can't say I disagree on the character development. It needs work basically and my mind wondered as the characters were drifting into the background. The action is kinda boring. At first I was mesmerized by the action and visuals and then once again my mind started to wonder again. It seems to me Tron Legacy seems to be a film that lacks some sort of goal or ambition and while the movie isn't bad it's not good either. Apart from those frustrating flaws it was pretty good to see Jeff Bridges play a young and old role of himself. Michael Sheen is a pretty cool villian reminding me a bit of Malcolm McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange", Oliva Wilde as the sexy Quorra, Beau Garrett as ice cool Gem, Garrett Hedlund as loner genius Sam Flynn, and Bruce Boxleitner who was in the first Tron picture makes an appearance. The music is great by Daft Punk, the visuals is a marvel but overall Tron Legacy is a sci-fi picture I just couldn't grasp or get involved in. I'm not even sure if a sequel is in the works. There should be because Tron has imo cinema potential.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2013
    A sad attempt to capture some of the magic of a dated film. The special effects were pretty good though.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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