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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The sequel, more successfully (if less innocently), injects you into a luminous technological wonderland and asks you to be happy with the ride.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Tron: Legacy gives us a dud stud named Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, the hero of this petrified sequel to 1982's "Tron." None of what he sees impresses. The feeling is mutual.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Legacy is a two-hour light show with a lot of flash, a little style, and not one byte of narrative originality.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It all ends up being a half-hour too much of a just okay thing.
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50

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
An ungodly mess that's great fun to look at for about 15 minutes and exhausting the rest of the time.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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49 out of 100
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