The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)



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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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, Rovi
R (for sci-fi violence and some sexuality)
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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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
Lachy Hulme
as Sparks
David A. Kilde
as Agent Jackson
Matt McColm
as Agent Thompson
Robyn Nevin
as Councillor Dillard
Collin Chou
as Seraph
Cornel West
as Councillor West
Alima Ashton-Sheibu
as Link's Niece
Joshua Mbakwe
as Link's Nephew
Che Timmins
as Radio Man
Rupert Reid
as Lock's Lieutenant
Don Batte
as Vector
Valerie Berry
as Priestess
Ian Bliss
as Bane
Michael Budd
as Zion Controller
Donald Battee
as Vector
Josephine Byrnes
as Zion Virtual Control Operator
Rene Naufahu
as Zion Gate Operator
Socratis Otto
as Operator on the Vigilant
Paul Cotter
as Corrupt
Essie Davis
as Maggie
David Franklin
as Maitre D' at Le Vrai
Tory Mussett
as Beautiful Woman at Le Vrai
Roy Jones Jr.
as Ballard
Peter Lamb
as Colt
Genevieve O'Reilly
as Officer Wirtz
David No
as Cain
David Roberts
as Roland
Tahei Simpson
as Binary
Chris Kirby
as Mauser
Steve Vella
as Malachi
Clayton Watson
as Michael Popper, the `Kid'
Attila Davidhazy
as Thomas Anderson (age 12)
Austin Galuppo
as Thomas Anderson (age 4)
Christine Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Nicandro Thomas
as Thomas Anderson (age 2)
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
Montaño Rain
as Young Thomas Anderson (8)
Liliana Bogatko
as Old Woman At Zion
Marlene Cummins
as Another Old Woman At Zion
Andrew Valli
as Police No. 1
Andy Arness
as Police No. 2
John Walton
as Security Bunker Guard
Kevin Scott
as 18 Wheel Trucker
Steve Morris
as Computer Room Guard
Scott McLean
as Security Bunker Guard No. 2
Nash Edgerton
as Security Guard No. 5
Chris Mitchell
as Power Station Guard
Ray Anthony
as Power Station Guard
Tony Lynch
as Computer Room Technician
Tammy Cheney
as dancer
Chae Hill
as dancer
Maurya Kerr
as dancer
Damon White
as dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded

All Critics (239) | 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 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 11, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

A sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor.

Full Review… | June 3, 2003
Top Critic

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
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

You don't have to buy into the geeky mythmaking in The Matrix Reloaded in order to enjoy its kinetic pleasures.

May 18, 2003
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Matrix Reloaded


A solid sequel that expands the scope of the resistance and the rules of its universe in a way much greater than before, although the result is too action-driven (with endless, tedious fight scenes full of CGI that go on forever) and even the religious references are a lot more obvious.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A standard matrix film with cool special effects.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Its not amazing but the action scenes are so cool!

paul oh
paul oh

Super Reviewer

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