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The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 237
Fresh: 174 | Rotten: 63

A worthy sequel even if it is a little heady and less satifying than the first Matrix.

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 47
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 16

A worthy sequel even if it is a little heady and less satifying than the first Matrix.

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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

Oct 14, 2003

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All Critics (240) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (174) | Rotten (63) | DVD (54)

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

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (5)
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Worryingly, the longer this movie goes on, the harder it is to care.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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I liked this movie and can recommend it with a clear critical conscience, but it never moved me even half as much as Steven Spielberg's A.I.

June 11, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comment (1)
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A sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor.

June 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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In the face of almost unbearable expectations, the Wachowski brothers deliver a sequel that soars to places only hinted at in the original.

May 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comments (2)
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You don't have to buy into the geeky mythmaking in The Matrix Reloaded in order to enjoy its kinetic pleasures.

May 18, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
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Everything I wanted in a Matrix sequel

January 19, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
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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.

July 1, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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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.

May 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comment (1)
Antagony & Ecstasy

Electrifying but still violent 2nd in trilogy.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The encoded bloom is off the digital rose in The Matrix Reloaded. [Blu-ray]

September 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Offers some phenomenal action sequences that more than deliver on the jaw-dropping promise shown on the trailers.

January 9, 2010 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

The Wachowskis manage to surprise and amaze with some stunning machine special effects and great scenes that truly dazzle the mind.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Between the money scenes, we get characters standing at attention and burping prophecies and deep thoughts at each other.

March 11, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

...less a narrative than an advertisement for a cultural wave. It's all about discount Zen and black clothes, the commodification of sterile violence as Kabuki.

October 29, 2007 Full Review | Comments (2)
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

As a movie, its pacing is off, its characters are thin and its plot is...well, questionable at best. But as a science-fiction phenomenon, it is art.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

The Matrix Reloaded -- not unlike its predecessor -- might be hard to swallow, but it's so delicious you just can't help but want more.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Now if I can just make it until November to see how those loose ends tie up...

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Tremendously bad.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Entertaining enough to make it worth the price of a movie ticket.

September 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

Trying to describe it is futile. Just go see it.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com
Bullz-Eye.com

A solid followup to a truly genre-transcending film.

June 21, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

'What made the first film so satisfying -- the detailed creepiness of human enslavement by technology -- is barely touched on here.'

March 22, 2005 Full Review
Las Vegas Mercury

I can't wait to see what the Wachowski's have in store.

March 5, 2005 Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic
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Audience Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded

A standard matrix film with cool special effects.
February 21, 2014
Raajay

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Review coming soon.
August 20, 2013
spielberg00

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Its not amazing but the action scenes are so cool!
December 10, 2012
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    1. Niobe: I keep thinking, what if you're wrong? What if all this, the prophecy, everything is bullshit?
    2. Morpheus: Then, we'll all be dead.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (6 months ago)
    1. Niobe: Link, it's Niobe. We've been sent to bring you in. I need to talk to Morpheus.
    2. Link: Believe me, Niobe. He needs you.
    3. Niobe: Where is he?
    4. Link: Just follow the sirens.
    – Submitted by Matthew D (6 months ago)
    1. Agent Smith: That went as expected.
    2. Agent Smith: Yes.
    3. Agent Smith: It's happening exactly as before.
    4. Agent Smith: Well, not exactly.
    – Submitted by Keren S (14 months ago)
    1. Morpheus: Neo, if you're out there, I could use some help.
    – Submitted by Keren S (14 months ago)
    1. Neo: I'll handle them.
    2. Merovingian: Handle us? You'll handle us?! You know your predecessors had much more respect.
    3. Merovingian: Okay, you have some skill. Kill him.
    – Submitted by Keren S (14 months ago)
    1. Merovingian: Okay. You have some skill. Kill him.
    – Submitted by Keren S (14 months ago)
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