TRON - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

TRON Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 5, 2015
While its visual effects have aged laughably poorly, the movie can be quite lovely to look at, particularly since its CGI isn't trying to represent anything more realistic than 1982-era CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 2, 2014
Dazzling but lightweight.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 2, 2014
It may seem somewhat dated these days, but it would probably be fair to credit this Disney movie with being the forerunner of the Toy Story movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
April 2, 2014
The visuals were groundbreaking and the famous light-cycle sequence is undeniably cool, but the years haven't been kind to the tech-talk script or offensive synth-mongous soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

People Magazine
April 2, 2014
Seeing it is like spending two hours in a hardware store gussied up with streamers and flashing lights. It's different, but it's not entertainment.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 5, 2013
essential 80s, and it's glorious in that respect
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 9, 2013
A wildly visual and imaginative science fiction adventure...
Rob Vaux
May 14, 2013
Story isn't the point here, nor are complex characters, potent themes or arch conversations. The film exists as spectacle in its purest form.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 16, 2011
More important for its revolutionary visual effects than anything else, the film is both entertaining and prescient.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 15, 2011
There's an undeniable cart-before-the-horse aspect to Tron...but Lisberger's film will always stand as a touchstone in the development of CGI as a storytelling tool... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
April 7, 2011
For most people, TRON's importance is as a historical footnote. It's the Model T of our CGI age. But the film's fans are passionate ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Orndorf
March 28, 2011
Perhaps one of the more stunning features in motion picture history, creatively adapting mistakes and hunting invention, shaping a movie that displays such curiosity with technology and boldness with sci-fi fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 17, 2010
...a hopelessly dated relic of the early 1980s...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 17, 2010
Without the rosy filter of nostalgia, it's a virtually unwatchable virtual-reality saga.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
December 13, 2010
Tron is at once a supremely silly movie and a groundbreaking one. It's best seen as the maiden voyage of an expedition that has led us to wonders like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings movies and Avatar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tyler
December 12, 2010
Tron didn't just come up with a new special effects, it came up with new things to use those new kinds of special effects on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Josh Larsen
November 11, 2010
It's as if Fritz Lang had set Metropolis, his silent, science-fiction classic, in a disco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 9, 2009
Not only does it introduce the humanity/technology themes that would surface in later cyberpunk fantasies, it boasts some of the most unique visuals in any film, then or now.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
It's a simple idea that ought to serve, but Lisberger's failures of pacing, structure, variation, and characterization ultimately make the film seem monotonous and distant.

TV Guide
June 4, 2007
Although Tron's state-of-the-art, computer-generated visuals look primitive by current standards, it's intelligently conceived (on a visual level, at any rate) and largely good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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