The Matrix Revolutions


The Matrix Revolutions

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A disappointing conclusion to the Matrix trilogy as characters and ideas take a back seat to the special effects.



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Shot back-to-back with The Matrix Reloaded, the third and final installment of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski's sci-fi action saga picks up where the second film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) remains unconscious in the real world, caught in a mysterious subway station that lies between the machine world and the Matrix, and Bane (Ian Bliss) is still a conduit for Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), who continues to grow out of control, threatening to destroy both worlds. Meanwhile, as the sentinels get closer and closer to Zion, the citizens of the earth's last inhabited city prepare for the inevitable onslaught. By bargaining with The Merovingian (Lambert Wilson), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) are able to free Neo who, after meeting with The Oracle (Mary Alice stepping in for the late Gloria Foster), decides that he must leave Zion and head for the machine mainframe. As Neo and Trinity venture into the dangerous machine world, with hopes of stopping both the machines and Agent Smith, their comrades in Zion attempt to fight off the attacking sentinels with the odds stacked greatly against them. Other cast members returning include Monica Bellucci, Ngai Sing, and Harold Perrineau Jr. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi


Hugo Weaving
as Agent Smith
Mary Alice
as The Oracle
Monica Bellucci
as Persephone
Lambert Wilson
as Merovingian
Harry Lennix
as Cdr. Lock
Anthony Zerbe
as Councillor Hamann
Francine Bell
as Councillor Grace
Robyn Nevin
as Councillor Dillard
Cornel West
as Councillor West
Helmut Bakaitis
as The Architect
Rupert Reid
as Lock's Lieutenant
Kate Beahan
as Coat Check Girl
Kathryn Jenkins
as Hel Club Trainee Pony-Girl
Nicole Roberts
as Hel Club Slave
Kevin M. RIichardson
as Deus Ex Machina
David Bowers (II)
as Q-Ball Gang Member No.1
Cassandra Williams
as Bubble Girl
Dion Horstmans
as Q-Ball Gang Member No.2
Jessica Wynands
as Hel Club Pony Girl
Matt McColm
as Agent Thompson
Zeke Castelli
as Operations Officer Mattis
Henry Blasingame
as Deus Ex Machina
Joe Manning
as First Operator At Command
Kittrick Redmond
as Second Operator At Command
Maurice Morgan
as Tower Soldier
Rene Naufahu
as Zion Gate Operator
Genevieve O'Reilly
as Officer Wirtz
Bruce Spence
as Trainman
Richard Sydenham
as Dock Sergeant
Che Timmins
as Radio Bunker Man
Bernard White
as Rama-Kandra
Kevin Scott Richardson
as Deus Ex Machina
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Critic Reviews for The Matrix Revolutions

All Critics (215) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (76) | Rotten (139)

  • The original Matrix was full of dizzying surprises. But it's turned out that the Wachowskis didn't have many more tricks up their sleeves.

    Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic
  • The Matrix Revolutions is where I sadly fell out of love with the whole exotic franchise

    Jan 15, 2004 | Full Review…
  • The Wachowski brothers have rendered their chronicles into banality, as if trying to imitate the qualitative tailspin of the Star Wars series.

    Nov 7, 2003
  • There's nothing even resembling a surprise in the third and weakest installment of the trilogy.

    Nov 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • No less than the rankest demagogue, The Matrix Revolutions insists on the primacy of faith over knowledge. Once it locks and loads, however, the triumphant visuals short-circuit anything resembling abstract thought.

    Nov 5, 2003
  • One of the most original concepts in recent fantasy movie history has devolved into something perfectly ordinary.

    Nov 5, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Matrix Revolutions

  • Feb 26, 2017
    Like it's predecessor, the final installment of The Matrix trilogy is overcomplicated in plot, yet even more excessive in CGI. The entire 2nd half of the film is a huge barrage of special effects, and while it's not a huge bore, the brilliant choreography has been sacrificed in it's place; save for the final battle between Mr. Anderson and Mr. Smith, and it's always a pleasure watching the two stars square off. Fun moments aside, it feels overlong like Reloaded and is just as unnecessary.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • May 12, 2016
    Another big disappointing sequel to "The Matrix," though still a little superor to the very bad second movie. This movie is really a CGI extravaganza and that overshadows the aspects of a story that could have been very interesting, had the Wachowskis spend more time developing it, than just releasing six months after the second one. The performances are watchable this time around as you can see that Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne really tries to safe this franchise through their likeable performances. Hugo Weaving simply seems like he doesn't want to be there. The story isn't as complicated as in the second movie, but it's just as underwhelming as that one and as you watch the movie again, you really understand why the Wachowskis decided to stop the ideas of future installments. While this isn't the worst of the three, it's definitly a horrible ending to a promising start.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2016
    Disappointing in almost every regard, The Matrix Revolutions is neither conclusive enough to be satisfying nor coherent enough to even follow it. The final battle is impressive however.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2014
    Gripping and action-packed but the film overall isn't so much to celebrate.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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