88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is an immensely skillful sci-fi adventure, combining the usual elements: heroes and villains, special effects and stunts, chases and explosions, romance and oratory.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The thrill isn't gone from the sequel, but the surprise is, and it hurts more than you'd think.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
All of the elements that made The Matrix a mass-cult phenom -- breathtaking physical gymnastics wedded to the brain-cramping mental and spiritual kind -- resurface in Reloaded.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The philosophy is even less plausible. But the action -- oh, the action! There's nothing else out there like it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Turns out the first "Matrix" was the One, but the second is still loads of fun.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If The Matrix Reloaded is a trip through high-toned mediocrity, not nearly as suggestive or cohesive as ''The Matrix,'' it's one of the most wizardly mediocre movies I've seen in quite some time.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Salvaged by its rally, Reloaded seems less tired than "X2," its current sequel rival. But since its creators have said it's only half of a movie, we won't really know until The Matrix Revolutions arrives Nov. 5 whether this chunk is fizzle or sizzle.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Wachowskis have put together a mix of culture, kung fu, sci-fi and speculation, that makes them the warped wonders they are. When the film ends with a "To Be Continued," the hooks are in for The Matrix Revolutions on November 5th. Maybe I've been programmed to say it, but I am so there.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In this second installment of the trilogy, lithe bodies endowed with superior brains do all sorts of spectacular things, but the movie has the dead soul of a video game.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Unlike "The Matrix," all fights and stunts -- including a 14-minute freeway chase -- have a disturbing tendency to repeat intricately choreographed action. Thus, computer technology and overkill supplant the ingenuity of the original film's action.
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62 out of 100
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