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TRON Reviews

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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-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The movie's innovative digital special effects were jaw-dropping at the time and still seem pretty cool. But somehow the plot congeals early into an old-time medieval epic and gets pretty dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 4, 2007
Tron is loaded with visual delights but falls way short of the mark in story and viewer involvement.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Tron never reaches a level of excitement commensurate with its effects budget.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 14, 2004
Apesar de sua contribuição para a evolução dos efeitos criados em computador, o filme possui um roteiro medíocre, representando um marco técnico, mas um fracasso artístico.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 17, 2010
...a hopelessly dated relic of the early 1980s...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
July 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
May 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 19, 2002
while it touts its technological influence, Tron is actually more instructive a model for the special effects extravaganzas that continue to litter the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fred Topel
About.com
August 13, 2003
Aside from CGI sequences, there's nothing compelling here.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Its computer sequences exist in a blue-gray scheme filled with flashing lights, speeding objects and dizzying motion. Its visual effects are wonderfully new. They are also numbing after a while.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.

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.

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
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A dazzling movie from Walt Disney in which computers have been used to make themselves romantic and glamorous. Here's a technological sound-and-light show that is sensational and brainy, stylish, and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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