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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It's astonishing that so much money, talent, technical expertise and visual imagination can be put in the service of something so stupid. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even if a lot of adults have problems following this picture 100%, look for computer-savvy teen-agers to guarantee this sometimes original but too often derivative time-killer a shelf life. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With its mix of Lewis Carroll and William Gibson; Japanese anime and Chinese chopsocky; mythological allusions, and machine-made illusion, offers a couple of hours of escapist fun. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A dazzlingly original visual adventure. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement, but it retreats to formula just when it's getting interesting. show more

  • 75
    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 reality of The Matrix, it's a helluva place to visit. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The plot switches gears every time it threatens to run out of energy, which keeps the show as lively as it is preposterous. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    It's like animation come to three-dimensional life, and f/x addicts as well as sci-fi fans will not want to miss a split-second. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Where most effects-laden extravanganzas aspire to be nothing more than a live-action comic book, The Matrix sees things with the venturesome clarity of a graphic novel. show more

  • November 11, 2013 du00000000170573
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    What can be said that hasn\'t been said before? Perhaps that the Matrix is visual art. My most vivid memory of \"The Matrix\" is the scene of Trinity and Neo rescuing Morpheous. The helicopter hovering outside the office building as Neo shreds the room with the Vulcan gun is mesmerizing.

  • June 07, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    Compleatly awesome. This one is a thinker. Loved every bit of it!

  • February 15, 2011 Weston
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  • September 13, 2008 OffcCrrl
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    awesome movie!!! it was soooooooo cool

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