As Kevin Flynn searches for proof that he invented a hit video game, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself inside The Grid, where programs suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Master Control Program. With the help of TRON, a security program, Flynn seeks to free The Grid from the MCP.
Dave Kehr 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.
Variety Staff Tron is loaded with visual delights but falls way short of the mark in story and viewer involvement.
Geoff Andrew Tron never reaches a level of excitement commensurate with its effects budget.