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When there was so much potential for an intelligent story here the Wachowski Brothers have opted to spend most of their screen time on mindless action.
| Original Score: 6/10
There's not much humor to keep it all life-size, and by the final stretch it's become bloated, mechanical, and tiresome.
Another slice of overlong, high concept hokum.
The least humane, least responsible, least pardonable movie I have ever seen.
| Original Score: F
Aimed specifically at a young, male audience, this challenging sci-fi adventure is big on visuals and short on story.
| Original Score: 3/10
A blast of Holly-Kong glitz that never approaches the stylistic cohesiveness of, say, John Woo's Face/Off or the charisma of that film's propulsive star John Travolta.
| Original Score: C+
| Original Score: C+
The only things energetic about The Matrix are its special effects.
The Matrix is really about filmmaking style rather than context.
The Matrix soars with its feet in the air -- the rest crash-lands.
The problem with The Matrix is that the enormously talented Wachowski brothers think their playful premise has metaphysical implications.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
At least the Wachowski's attempted to do something different than what had been seen before, even if the finished product isn't quite the success they obviously yearned for.
| Original Score: 2/4
The Matrix is to overblown silliness as Mount Rushmore is to big stone heads.
It's astonishing that so much money, talent, technical expertise and visual imagination can be put in the service of something so stupid.
| Original Score: 1/4
Silly and dense!
Wherever they tell their story they tell it too long and too loud.
It doesn't do anything interesting with the futuristic vision that it takes forever to explain!
Hollywood has finally successfully captured the Asian city's action-filmmaking style in a star named Keanu Reeves and writer-directors called the brothers Wachowski!
The Matrix did not bore me. It interested me so much, indeed, that I wanted to be challenged even more.
| Original Score: 3/4
The movie is kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.
| Original Score: 3.5/4