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1,127 Ratings


Directed by Steven Lisberger
United States, 1982


Kevin Flynn is a young and gifted software engineer who works for the software corporation ENCOM, creating several video games on the company’s mainframe after hours, aiming to start his own game company. However, another programmer presents Flynn’s work as his own.

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TRON Directed by Steven Lisberger

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1983 | 2 nominations including: Best Costume Design

BAFTA Awards

1983 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

Critics reviews

Some of the most impressive shots in Tron take place on planes that extend beyond any visible horizon—images that cannot exist outside of the imagination. On a technical level, these are some of the simplest effects in the film, built with such basic tools as diagonal lines and negative space. Yet they appeal to the spectator in ways that more sophisticated CGI does not.
November 26, 2012
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There’s something oddly moving about the miscalculations of TRON—a cyborg’s kludgey effort to conjure a flesh-and-blood past.
November 23, 2012
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