The Matrix Reviews

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October 3, 2015
A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.
October 21, 2013
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.
October 21, 2013
The movie is nonsense, but it does achieve a brazenly chic high style -- black-on-black, airborne, spasmodic.
October 21, 2013
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.
October 21, 2013
Where other films are done in by the freedom offered by computer effects, The Matrix integrates them beautifully.
November 1, 2007
With an arsenal of cool f/x at their disposal, they've come up with a dizzyingly enjoyable junk movie that has just enough on its mind to keep the pleasure from being a guilty one.
March 26, 2019
The Matrix is an inner-circle sci-fi Hall of Famer, a visual trendsetter, and a cultural touchstone that remains culturally prominent today.
February 23, 2019
Neo offers Reeves the perfect combination of Ted Theodore Logan's curiosity and wonder, Johnny Utah's earnestness and the badassedness of Jack Traven.
February 9, 2019
...hallucinatory cinema.
November 16, 2018
Full to the brim with eye-popping effects and "How'd they do that?" stuntwork, it yearns to have audiences be utterly enraptured in its created reality.
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