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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded



Critic Consensus: Though its heady themes are a departure from its predecessor, The Matrix Reloaded is a worthy sequel packed with popcorn-friendly thrills.

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Movie Info

After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him on a voyage to Zion, the last outpost of free human beings on Earth. Neo and Trinity's work together has been complicated by the fact the two are involved in a serious romantic relationship. Upon their arrival in Zion, Morpheus locks horns with rival Commander Lock (Harry J. Lennix) and encounters his old flame Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) has returned with some surprises for Neo, most notably the ability to replicate himself as many times as he pleases. Neo makes his way to The Oracle (Gloria Foster), who informs him that if he wishes to save humankind, he must unlock "The Source," which means having to release The Key Maker (Randall Duk Kim) from the clutches of Merovingian (Lambert Wilson). While Merovingian refuses to cooperate, his wife, Persephone (Monica Bellucci), angry at her husband's dalliances with other women, offers to help, but only in exchange for a taste of Neo's affections. With The Keymaker in tow, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus are chased by Merovingian's henchmen: a pair of deadly albino twins (Neil Rayment and Adrian Rayment). Filmed primarily in Australia and California (the extended chase scene was shot on a stretch of highway build specifically for the production outside of San Francisco), The Matrix Reloaded was produced in tandem with the third film in the series, The Matrix Revolutions. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R (for sci-fi violence and some sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 14, 2003
Box Office: $281.5M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Hugo Weaving
as Agent Smith
Monica Bellucci
as Persephone
Gloria Foster
as The Oracle
Harry Lennix
as Commander Lock
Lambert Wilson
as Merovingian
Randall Duk Kim
as The Keymaker
Anthony Zerbe
as Councillor Hamann
Helmut Bakaitis
as The Architect
Neil Rayment
as Twin No. 1
Adrian Rayment
as Twin No. 2
Daniel Bernhardt
as Agent Johnson
David A. Kilde
as Agent Jackson
Matt McColm
as Agent Thompson
Robyn Nevin
as Councillor Dillard
Cornel West
as Councillor West
Alima Ashton-Sheibu
as Link's Niece
Joshua Mbakwe
as Link's Nephew
Rupert Reid
as Lock's Lieutenant
Che Timmins
as Radio Man
Don Batte
as Vector
Valerie Berry
as Priestess
Michael Budd
as Zion Controller
Josephine Byrnes
as Zion Virtual Control...
Rene Naufahu
as Zion Gate Operator
Socratis Otto
as Operator on the Vigi...
Paul Cotter
as Corrupt
David Franklin
as Maitre D' at Le Vrai
Tory Mussett
as Beautiful Woman at L...
Genevieve O'Reilly
as Officer Wirtz
Steve Vella
as Malachi
Clayton Watson
as Michael Popper, the...
Attila Davidhazy
as Thomas Anderson (age...
Christine Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Austin Galuppo
as Thomas Anderson (age...
Nicandro Thomas
as Thomas Anderson (age...
Daryl Heath
as A.P.U. Escort
Nick Scoggin
as `Gidim' Truck Driver
Kevin C. Scott
as 18-Wheel Trucker
Stoney Burke
as Bike Carrier Driver
Noris Campos
as Woman With Groceries
Liliana Bogatko
as Old Woman At Zion
Montaņo Rain
as Young Thomas Anderso...
Marlene Cummins
as Another Old Woman At...
Andrew Valli
as Police No. 1
Andy Arness
as Police No. 2
John Walton
as Security Bunker Guar...
Kevin Scott
as 18 Wheel Trucker
Steve Morris
as Computer Room Guard
Scott McLean
as Security Bunker Guar...
Nash Edgerton
as Security Guard No. 5
Chris Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Ray Anthony
as Power Station Guard
Tony Lynch
as Computer Room Techni...
Chae Hill
as dancer
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News & Interviews for The Matrix Reloaded

Critic Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded

All Critics (241) | Top Critics (47)

If you're 14 or younger in age or sensibility, you may giggle at some of the bons mots.

Full Review… | June 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Worryingly, the longer this movie goes on, the harder it is to care.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Basically just one fight scene after another, with little to give them the meaning or narrative purpose that the fight scenes in the first film had.

Full Review… | January 2, 2016

Everything I wanted in a Matrix sequel

Full Review… | January 19, 2014
7M Pictures

Though introducing some new ideas and characters, Matrix Reloaded is not as exciting as the 1999 original, suffering from problems that often inflict middle chapters of trilogies.

Full Review… | July 1, 2012

Not one of the worst sequels that has ever been put in movie theaters, and not one of the most disappointing... but, is it ever a grind.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded

A standard matrix film with cool special effects.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Its not amazing but the action scenes are so cool!

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer

Good, but not even close to being in the same league as the first film.

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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