What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year... read more
Release Date: March 31, 1999
DVD Release Date: September 21, 1999
Stats: 1,306,374 reviews
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March 24, 2013
Cool, groundbreaking, mind-twisting and simply phenomenal! A landmark science fiction masterpiece, that set a whole new standard for out-of-the-box film-making. Keanu Reeves may be dryer than a stick under the scorching California sun, but I still think he was one of the greatest...
January 3, 2013
A computer hacker who is unsatisfied with his life is contacted by a mysterious stranger who reveals to him that the "real world" is in fact a computer generated simulation designed to subjugate the human race. The most striking aspect of The Matrix is obviously its visuals; high...
August 13, 2012
Underwhelming in its action sequences, and its philosophical themes, 'The Matrix' is simply a dull piece of cinema.
Telling an unoriginal story of a world where we are really controlled, and reality is a lie, 'The Matrix' brings together the 'wonderful' talents of Keanu Reeves p...
August 7, 2012
Um... Yeah. I finally saw this, and it's all right. It's certainly a massive innovator in visual effects, I'll give it that much. But beyond that, it's pretty good. While the action scenes are tightly executed and some of the best in the business, the rest of the movie is merely ...
July 31, 2012
Groundbreaking. Intense. Intelligent. "The Matrix" is one of the greatest action films ever made. The ideas presented are original and the story keeps you engaged. The action scenes are some of the best in cinematic history. Neo is a great protagonist and we really see him change...
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A film that makes you question things from beginning to end but yet still makes it satisfying for you. A dark and mesmerizing direction is what the Wachowski Bros. undertook in the development of this crafty film. It's main stars provided action and emotion that is simply masterf...
July 2, 2012fb619846742
A well-done, original, philosophical slam-bang thriller concerning a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who is sucked into an alternative universe by mysterious figures who believe he is the answer to many of their questions, while he questions what is real and what his role on earth...
July 1, 2012
When The Matrix was released back in the late nineties it was hailed as a something new and something unique. And sure, stylistically it was something we had never seen with all it's ideas of people being used as a sort of cocoons in a dystopia where machines run everything and e...
May 22, 2012
The Matrix didn't invent a new vocabulary. Hong Kong action cinema is clearly the inspiration for the martial arts fighting for example. There's allusions to comic books and Japanese animation as well. That's not its legacy. The point is that The Matrix so perfectly adapted many ...
March 19, 2012
Pretty good action
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