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The Matrix Reviews

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
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
Todd McCarthy
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A must-see among genre fans, especially guys in their teens and 20s, for whom the script's pretentious mumbo-jumbo of undergraduate mythology, religious mysticism and technobabble could even be a plus rather than a dramatic liability.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 5, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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There's not much humor to keep it all life-size, and by the final stretch it's become bloated, mechanical, and tiresome.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 5, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Another slice of overlong, high concept hokum.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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For those who have been waiting for movies to catch up with the graphic possibilities of comic books, wait no longer: The Matrix is among us.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 25, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Matrix soars with its feet in the air -- the rest crash-lands.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone

May 11, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination, The Matrix combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology in a way that almost defies description.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 14, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Silly and dense!

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Matrix did not bore me. It interested me so much, indeed, that I wanted to be challenged even more.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The movie is kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rod Dreher
New York Post
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A more technically dazzling synthesis of action choreography and cutting-edge computer graphics has not been seen since James Cameron's T2.

Full Review Source: New York Post

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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As Keanu says: Whoa!

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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The Matrix is the coolest -- a journey into a genuinely original vision of our cyberfuture that will have you checking your own reality by the time it's over.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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| Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
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The Matrix is mainly also an exercise in outrageous style over substance featuring flowing trenchcoats, sunglasses at night, and LOTS of guns.

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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There's a kind of liberating, almost transforming energy in this film; it lights you up and sends you out all giddy with silliness.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The most salient things any prospective viewer need know is that Keanu Reeves makes a strikingly chic Prada model of an action hero.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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The Matrix not only is a failure as a science-fiction movie -- long on explanation, short on inspiration -- but it doesn't do anything interesting with the futuristic vision that it takes forever to explain.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The only things energetic about The Matrix are its special effects.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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The Matrix is too much of an outer-limits head-trip to resist!

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Given a budget that encourages their kinesthetic skills, the filmmakers tend to go on a bit, but it's mostly a kind of quick, glancing hipness that's being indulged here.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 1, 2000
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Special kudos to the mysterious Wachowski tag team, who have created a lurid, splashy nightmare for the end of the millennium.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
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The Matrix flings around enough imaginative ideas and digitized bodies to make it a definite check-out-this-one for all science-fiction fans.

January 1, 2000
David Edelstein
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Keanu Reeves makes a lean, strikingly beautiful tabula rasa hero, twisting out of the way of bullets that elongate like silver beads of mercury, and he's partnered by the equally hard, blank, and androgynously gorgeous Carrie-Anne Moss.

Full Review Source: Slate

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
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It may bore you to death or blow your mind -- and it's long and convoluted enough to do both -- but it holds nothing back!

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January 1, 2000
Sean Means
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The Matrix serves up so much visual wizardry and thought-provoking ideas that even the inevitable Silver touch -- a finale with more bullets than the opening of Saving Private Ryan -- can't destroy the magic.

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's astonishing that so much money, talent, technical expertise and visual imagination can be put in the service of something so stupid.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Ultimately, The Matrix settles for technically dazzling comic-book shtick. Some might count this as a good thing, but I'm not a fan of the Wachowskis' more-is-more aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
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The Matrix is really about filmmaking style rather than context.

January 1, 2000
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