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The Matrix Revolutions Reviews

November 7, 2003
The Wachowski brothers have rendered their chronicles into banality, as if trying to imitate the qualitative tailspin of the Star Wars series.
November 7, 2003
There's nothing even resembling a surprise in the third and weakest installment of the trilogy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2003
No less than the rankest demagogue, The Matrix Revolutions insists on the primacy of faith over knowledge. Once it locks and loads, however, the triumphant visuals short-circuit anything resembling abstract thought.
November 5, 2003
One of the most original concepts in recent fantasy movie history has devolved into something perfectly ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 5, 2003
An unwieldy, two-plus-hours third act of a movie, guided by the principle (incubated by Reloaded and fully grown here) that too much is never too much.
November 5, 2003
As an action movie, it's talky, but it rocks.
Read More | Original Score: A-
November 5, 2003
Over all, The Matrix Revolutions, the third and last of the film cycle envisioned by Andy and Larry Wachowski, mostly feels as hackneyed as the first film felt fresh.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2003
This isn't revolution, this is devolution.
Read More | Original Score: D+
November 5, 2003
Conclusively proves that the Wachowskis had little substantial to add to the premise of the 1999 original.
November 5, 2003
The Matrix Revolutions is not a bad movie. It's just a maddening one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2003
Noisy, repetitious and bloated with the Wachowski brothers' jumbled, digital-age philosophy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2003
What Gertrude Stein famously said about Oakland applies equally to Revolutions -- after all the secrets are revealed, there's no there, there.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 5, 2003
During the movie's laborious opening act, you may wonder whether the series itself has escaped such an imperative. Fortunately, Part Three picks up as it goes along.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 5, 2003
What is the Matrix?, the first film asked. This film answers that. The Matrix is the marketing software that encourages movies like this to be made. And it must be disabled.
November 5, 2003
A solid action-adventure flick.
November 5, 2003
The directors Larry and Andy Wachowski have made the intricacies of the original Matrix ... secondary to the main events of spectacle, fighting, and stunningly wooden dialogue.
November 5, 2003
The Matrix Revolutions leaves us with something to chew on for years to come.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2003
Wallows in interminable, poorly lit, barely coherent sequences of people in machines fighting other machines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 5, 2003
The sibling masterminds abandon all humor and most invention for a series of Mr. Wizard cosmic cliches.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2003
In a basic and undeniable sense, this is a good movie, and fans who have earned their credit hours with the first two will want to see this one and graduate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2003
If only filmmakers Larry and Andy Wachowski could have saved themselves from their own machines. Their computer-generated imagery goes from dazzling to deadening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 5, 2003
The laws of physics don't apply within the Matrix, but the law of diminishing returns does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2003
True believers will be reaching for the red pill, but it's still not quite enough to convert the heretics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2003
The end has come for Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and all the other unplugged people fighting machine domination in The Matrix Revolutions. The sad thing is, they go out more with a whimper than a bang.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 5, 2003
This come-down of a series capper is so arch and pompous amid its clanks and collisions that you can only snicker at the verbal wind that obscures the din of marauding machinery.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 5, 2003
The film is a soggy mess, essentially a loud, wild 100-minute battle movie bookended by an incomprehensible beginning and a laughable ending.
November 4, 2003
Reloaded was certainly a lumpy, gaseous treatise of a movie, but viewers of Revolutions may find themselves looking back on it fondly.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2003
How did something that started out so cool get so dorky?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2003
With The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowski brothers have managed to pull off something nearly impossible. They've made a movie about the end of the world that leaves us entirely indifferent to the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 4, 2003
The special effects are spectacular, and the final attacks on Zion are amazing -- too long, but amazing. But the emotional impact of this movie is zilch.
November 4, 2003
Overlong and underwhelming, The Matrix Revolutions reinforces the thinking that it's a rare movie series in which the final chapter is the strongest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2003
Revolutions makes good on its creators' promise to fuse Kafka, Alice in Wonderland, the New Testament and The Wizard of Oz.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 4, 2003
The Matrix Revolutions sucks.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2003
Confronting Matrix Revolutions, you need your own veil of unreality just to wade through the misappropriated metaphors.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2003
Louder, longer, more expensive and dumber than its predecessors, Revolutions is a mediocrity that will provide escapism only to those who head for the theater exits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2003
There's relatively less of the clunky alternation of big action and static speechifying that stalled Reloaded. But there's also less storytelling fervor from the Wachowskis.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 4, 2003
You could react on a gut level to the first movie's idea ... But that basic premise has been all but lost by Revolutions amid the philosophical smoke thrown up by the writing-directing Wachowski Brothers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2003
Better than Reloaded, but the thrill is gone.
November 3, 2003
There is visual poetry to that rain-soaked duel-but it's no more impressive than earlier battles between Smith and Neo. And that's kind of how I felt about much of Revolutions.