The Matrix Movie Poster
  • Released
  • June 11, 1999
  • R, 2 hr 30 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 5,296 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although The Matrix is an exciting, sometimes confusing, sci-fi adventure with a brooding Keanu Reeves and a mysterious Laurence Fishburne at it center. It's heavy on special effects and rated R for violence (some pretty gross, including an icky bug that enters the hero's body through his belly button) and language ("s--t," "goddamn," "crap," etc.). Most teens 14 and up who are begging to see it should be able to handle it without a problem, though the plot can be confusing as it unfolds.

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