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The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski (2003)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
Continuing straight on from the events of Reloaded, the first hour of this more substantial second sequel plays like an extended version of the previous film: annoyingly cryptic conversations, overfamiliar acrobatic shoot-outs and inert pacing. But, in a great second half, the Wachowski brothers get the trilogy back on track, as humans in huge combat armour battle valiantly to protect their Zion stronghold against a million robotic Sentinels. Both technically and artistically, this extended siege is perhaps the most impressive set piece of the series, while Keanu Reeves's journey as Neo culminates in a gravity-defying, rain-soaked duel with Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) that is moody superhero spectacle par excellence. Performances are of a better standard than Reloaded, too, and although the perpetual vibe of self-importance and climactic slabs of cyber-cheese do undermine some remarkable film-making, the integration of action, emotion, plot and character arcs is more satisfying this time around. The ending is not entirely convincing, however.


As the survivors of the human race make their last stand against the machines, freedom fighters Neo and Trinity undertake a desperate journey into the heart of the enemy stronghold seeking a way to end the war, while the rogue computer programme Smith sets about remaking the virtual world of the Matrix in his own image. Conclusion of the sci-fi trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving.

Cast & Crew

Thomas A Anderson / Neo Keanu Reeves
Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss
Morpheus Laurence Fishburne
Agent Smith Hugo Weaving
Niobe Jada Pinkett Smith
The Oracle Mary Alice
Sati Tanveer Atwal
Persephone Monica Bellucci
Bane Ian Bliss
Seraph Collin Chou
Zee Nona Gaye
Mifune Nathaniel Lees
Commander Lock Harry Lennix
Link Harold Perrineau
The Trainman Bruce Spence
The Kid Clayton Watson
Rama-Kandra Bernard White
Merovingian Lambert Wilson
Ghost Anthony Wong (2)
Architect Helmut Bakaitis
Councillor Hamann Anthony Zerbe
Director Lana Wachowski
Director Lilly Wachowski
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 5 Nov 2003


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