The Matrix

Release Date: March 31st, 1999

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

R |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Gloria Foster, Marcus Chong, Paul Goddard

Director: Lilly Wachowski , Lana Wachowski

Genres: Science fiction , Action

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Prod.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Dark , Survival , Rivalry , Love , Intense , Underdog , Deception , Quest , Rise , Office ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

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Awards

Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Visual Effects
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Sound Effects Editing
Winner Sound