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The Matrix Reviews

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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
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Extremely violent, extremely preposterous, extremely entertaining, The Matrix succeeds at two extremely difficult tasks: as a vast, exciting virtual-reality movie and as a defibrillator for Keanu Reeves' big screen career.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2013


The effects are astonishing. It's funny, it's dark, it's smart and it's filled with guns, lots of guns. A landmark film and quite possibly the ultimate expression of cyberpunk.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 21, 2013
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hang on tight for a real mind-blower, with astonishing visual effects, frightening monsters and exciting stunt fights.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 21, 2013
Chris Kridler
Baltimore Sun

The Matrix is a movie experience like no other, and experience is what it's all about. It explodes with dazzling visuals and a transcendent sense of excitement.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2013
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Thematically complex, yet intelligently integrating eastern philosophy, Lewis Carroll and ancient mysticism.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

October 21, 2013

Total Film

Writer/director siblings the Wachowskis have gone further with the action genre than you'd have ever thought possible.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

October 21, 2013
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

The Matrix is tough to explain, but then how much explaining does an amusement park ride require?

Full Review Source: People Magazine

October 21, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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The movie is nonsense, but it does achieve a brazenly chic high style -- black-on-black, airborne, spasmodic.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

October 21, 2013
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The Wachowskis and cinematographer Bill Pope take advantage of currently available technical trickery to create visually distinct levels of reality while setting high-speed cameras in motion to make the action sequences particularly dynamic and fluid.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2013
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Where other films are done in by the freedom offered by computer effects, The Matrix integrates them beautifully.

Full Review Source: AV Club

October 21, 2013
Emanuel Levy

Inspired by different sources (including Japanese anime), The Matrix is a new kind of movie, a visionary mixture of technology, philosophy and thrilling action.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 1, 2012
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It's that balance between blockbuster-style action sequences and in-depth philosophical undertones that I've always admired about The Matrix.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

January 27, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Exemplifies the idea that a sufficiently cool outcome justifies all of the tortured narrative it takes to get there.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

July 22, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Other than some caveats, this is an innovative and original science fiction entry...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The original Matrix stands perfectly well on its own, despite the fact that the filmmakers went on with second and third episodes.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

April 6, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Dimension-hopping has never been so exhilarating and breathlessly lyrical as brilliant visuals and bracing Hong Kong action stunts punch through lengthy streams of technobabble.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Steve Biodrowski

The surprise sleeper success of 1999, this ingenious science fiction thriller easily surpassed The Phantom Menace.

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique

July 15, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

The paranoid details of the premise are thoroughly worked out; the characters and motives, much less so.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

The Matrix is fun, and while it may confuse you first time around, a second viewing is really required to get the full 'entertainment' value out of it.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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