The Matrix Synopsis
A computer hacker joins forces with rebel warriors to battle a malevolent cyberintelligence.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With its mix of Lewis Carroll and William Gibson; Japanese anime and Chinese chopsocky; mythological allusions, and machine-made illusion,...
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By James Berardinelli
Kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The plot switches gears every time it threatens to run out of energy, which keeps the show as lively as it is preposterous.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A dazzlingly original visual adventure.
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Chicago Tribune

The writing remains more intelligent than most thrillers, and the action is executed with such panache that even if you don't buy the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement, but it retreats to formula just when it's getting interesting.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Even if a lot of adults have problems following this picture 100%, look for computer-savvy teen-agers to guarantee this sometimes original...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The real soullessness here is built into the production, a polished adaptation of Hong Kong-style filmmaking that, with its cast of...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Snazzy visuals, of which she (Moss) is one, carry The Matrix past its klutzy script.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It's astonishing that so much money, talent, technical expertise and visual imagination can be put in the service of something so stupid.
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An Awesome Look Into Technology!

By shamkulkarni
What an awesome movie! I just saw it again in AMC's Classic Fall Movie Series. This is a frightening look into what technology may become in the future. This movie is highly recommended!...

Best Sci Fi movie all time

By mattygslc
Beautiful on the big screen. I love this movie.. Genius bringing it back to the theater!!...

Such a ground breaker!!

By Spydercage
So good to see this back up on the big screen in digital picture and sound. This a great movie and was so ground breaking in so many ways. A great way to sped a few hours, living in the matrix....

Red Pill all the way!!!

By dvldogg21527
The Rabbit-Hole has never been so fun! Unplug and watch a great Classic!...

The Matrix

By 16eparker
I loved the story line. very interesting. kept me on my toes the whole time. I thought there was no way that they could have done better. BECAUSE IT WAS AWESOME!...

one of a kind

By robbiejland
Some people just don't get this movie at all but jus the visual effects are so amazing, Keanu Reeves is now my favorite actor and is now my favorite movie. That is why you should go deeper into the...

one of a kind

By rogersjyg105
Nothing else to come along like it of layers and creativity which metaphorically illustrates the invisible world no one else sees....


By glorialopezavina
This movie is my FAVORITE, in spite of me watching it this year (2013). It's pretty good for 1999. I love it. Its graphics are so awesome. Like my rating, it is a MUST-GO. I really think they should...


By moviesrulz5
THIS MOVIE WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

The Matrix review

By WepaYork
Dazzling special effects amid an anti-capitalistic, resist system's control over you message....

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Rated R | For sci-fi violence and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
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