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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Tron never reaches a level of excitement commensurate with its effects budget."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Dazzling but lightweight."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ , People Magazine
"Story isn't the point here, nor are complex characters, potent themes or arch conversations. The film exists as spectacle in its purest form."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"essential 80s, and it's glorious in that respect"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"More important for its revolutionary visual effects than anything else, the film is both entertaining and prescient."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Tron is loaded with visual delights but falls way short of the mark in story and viewer involvement."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"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."
‑ , Total Film
"A wildly visual and imaginative science fiction adventure..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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