The Matrix Revolutions (2003)



Critic Consensus: A disappointing conclusion to the Matrix trilogy as characters and ideas take a back seat to the special effects.

Movie Info

Shot back-to-back with The Matrix Reloaded, the third and final installment of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski's sci-fi action saga picks up where the second film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) remains unconscious in the real world, caught in a mysterious subway station that lies between the machine world and the Matrix, and Bane (Ian Bliss) is still a conduit for Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), who continues to grow out of control, threatening to destroy both worlds. Meanwhile, as the sentinels … More

Rating: R (for sci-fi violence and brief sexual content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Larry Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Box Office: $139.1M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as The Kid

as Agent Smith

as The Oracle

as Persephone

as Merovingian

as Cdr. Lock

as Councillor Hamann

as Councillor Grace

as Councillor Dillard

as Councillor West

as The Architect

as Lock's Lieutenant

as Coat Check Girl

as Hel Club Trainee Pon...

as Hel Club Slave

as Deus Ex Machina

as Q-Ball Gang Member N...

as Bubble Girl

as Hel Club Pony Girl

as Q-Ball Gang Member N...

as Agent Thompson

as Operations Officer M...

as Seraph

as Maggie

as Sparks

as Deus Ex Machina

as First Operator At Co...

as Second Operator At C...

as Tower Soldier

as Zion Gate Operator

as Officer Wirtz

as Roland

as Trainman

as Dock Sergeant

as Radio Bunker Man

as Rama-Kandra

as Deus Ex Machina

as Mauser
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Critic Reviews for The Matrix Revolutions

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (43)

Averages out to be a mildly better film than The Matrix Reloaded, mostly on account of being neither as good nor as bad in its peaks and valleys.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Finale with same heavy violence, weaker script.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Ah, the Wachowski's were one trick ponies after all.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Some of this stuff is just cheesy in the same way it's been cheesy in dozens of cheaper, less cultish films.

Full Review… | March 11, 2008

It's amazing how such a brilliant opening film can devolve into nothing but uninteresting fight scenes and unnecessary visual effects.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
Cinema Sight

Not in my memory has a film been filled with such a succession of ejaculatory FX shots that cover any semblance of story in goo.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for The Matrix Revolutions


Another installment of standard matrix stuff with cool special effects.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Agent Smith's reach has extended into the real world threatening Neo's attempt to end the war as the machine offensive breaches the gates of Zion. The disappointment felt upon the release of the rather self indulgent and empty Matrix Reloaded caused a real backlash against the Wachowskis, and Revolutions garnered a similarly lukewarm reception. But for me, shifting the action to the "real" world meant less reliance on endless stop motion fight sequences and freshened things up immensely. The visuals are truly spectacular, even by today's standards meaning Revolutions is easily the best looking of the three films and it has a more epic scope that reminded me of the last battle sequences of Return Of The Jedi done in the style of Aliens, and for a sci-fi nerd that's the ultimate combination! The Wachowski's strengths always lied in concepts and visual effects so Revolutions is a much more satisfying cocktail than the clunky wordiness of Reloaded making for a truly jaw dropping thrill ride; the attack on Zion's docking platform is one of the best action sequences I've ever seen and it's a far more satisfying package than the lumbering CGI jerk off that was Avatar. If they'd only trimmed the superfluous flab off the story and made it two films instead of three, I think a worthy sequel would have emerged. That aside, Revolutions is still a highly under-rated finale and well worth a second look.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Meh...okay, but a really disappointing ending to what could have been a fantastic trilogy.

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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