Critic Review - Rolling Stone

The Matrix soars with its feet in the air -- the rest crash-lands.

May 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Comments (21)
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Evan Beasley

This might be the most grossly under examined, childish review that I have ever seen, especially considering this is a critic that I HAD very much respect for. Even further unnerving is the fact that Mr. Travers dismisses the Matrix as some sort of red headed step child, only to say that he doesn't understand what was going on the movie. Maybe this is just my disgust at one of my favorite critics giving one of my favorite movies a bad review, but mostly likely this comment was fueled by me conceiving this as as the most shocking review I have seen from someone who is supposed to be a professional.

May 6 - 11:51 PM

Kimberly Faith Paredes

Kimberly Faith Paredes

I can't believe you lost respect for the critic you had respect for just because he didn't like one movie you liked!

Jan 31 - 07:03 PM

Matthew B.

Matthew Batty

It's not because he didn't like the movie review, it's because the critic didn't put any effort into critiquing the movie and gave a crude and half-thought comment.

Feb 22 - 04:17 PM

Wanos DLanos

Wanos DLanos

You're an idiot

Mar 29 - 04:44 PM

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

No, she is right you fucking shit-filled asshole

May 20 - 02:11 PM

Ross California

Ruslan Cali

You liked "The Hunger Games". It sums up your level.

May 13 - 07:53 PM

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

level of what? respecting other's opinion, fuckhead

May 20 - 02:14 PM


Edward Stymest

baaaaw he no likey move-move you liek'd. wah wah wah.

Apr 14 - 06:17 PM


Robert Stottlemyer

wow, you really are a horrible critic. It is comforting to know that all the ignorant old people, with irrelevant views (much like yourself) will eventually die soon, leaving room for the fresher generations to voice their knowledgeable opinions.

-not one of them, but neither are you.

Jun 21 - 12:51 PM

Bye bye

Steven Bailey

It's even more comforting to see the angry fanboys get their panties in a bunch over a movie review.

Jul 14 - 08:51 PM

Matthew B.

Matthew Batty

Define 'Movie Review' this critic I have never seen before nor read any of his reviews so I had no opinion about him until I read this review. It's not that somebody didn't like the Matrix, it's that they said "This movie's bad" and didn't say why. It appears (from this review ALONE) that this person hasn't really put any effort into reviewing this film and deserves not to have reviewed it. It's like me taking a quick glance at a piece of your work and saying 'that sucks' and then telling everyone else that it sucks. You wouldn't appreciate it if somebody did that to you, so why should this person be allowed to do it to the directors of the film? The people that like the film are just getting annoyed BECAUSE he has not elaborated on his crude review.

Feb 22 - 04:15 PM


Unknown Unknown

3,4 /4 on the site -> It's FRESH dammit!

Jul 5 - 05:31 AM


Fanible A.

"Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a computer hacker who thinks he's living in the twentieth century but is really a pawn in a giant virtual-reality game controlled by twenty-second-century programmers."

Funniest thing I've ever read.

May 8 - 09:20 AM


Tanmaya Raul

Reviewing a movie is not about coming up with some smart quips to pull it down. Gosh- it's so easy to criticize, but a lot more difficult and commendable to make an innovative, well-crafted movie. When I read such reviews, I really feel each reviewer must prove his/her worth by making some great (or at least good) movies first. I doubt there would be so many pretentious critics ready to berate excellent movies just to sound different.

Nov 20 - 06:17 AM

american psycho

kevin morrow morrow

peter is the gayest critic ever

May 24 - 12:49 PM

Andrew I.

Andrew Imrie

I seem to remember him liking this movie when it came out. I wonder if he was reviewing the trilogy as a whole, despite the date assigned this critique.

Aug 13 - 12:57 AM

Ryan T.

Ryan Thonn

Why would you rate a movie poorly by bashing the following ones that didn't even exist when this came out?

That's like dissing the Red Sox for winning the world series before they even played.

What kind of contorted logic do you judge upon?

Nov 3 - 12:00 AM

Andrew Yablun

Andrew Yablun

tell that to Agent Smith. you wouldn't even get the chance though, because he'd see you comin from a mile away

Nov 29 - 08:28 PM

Chris Topher

Chris Topher

LOL care to elaborate sir?

Sep 22 - 06:45 PM

Eric Boughner

Eric Boughner

How in the hell could someone NOT enjoy this movie? WOW!

Oct 11 - 10:38 PM

Simon L.

Simon Lee

Peter Travers wishes he could write movies, but he CAN'T.
and that is a solid FACT, not an opinion.

Oct 20 - 08:57 PM

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