The Matrix Reloaded
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After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him on a voyage to Zion, the last outpost of free human beings on Earth. Neo and Trinity's work together has been complicated by the fact the two are involved in a serious romantic relationship. Upon their arrival in Zion, Morpheus locks… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're 14 or younger in age or sensibility, you may giggle at some of the bons mots."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Everything I wanted in a Matrix sequel"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Electrifying but still violent 2nd in trilogy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The Wachowskis manage to surprise and amaze with some stunning machine special effects and great scenes that truly dazzle the mind."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Worryingly, the longer this movie goes on, the harder it is to care."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"In the face of almost unbearable expectations, the Wachowski brothers deliver a sequel that soars to places only hinted at in the original."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Though introducing some new ideas and characters, Matrix Reloaded is not as exciting as the 1999 original, suffering from problems that often inflict middle chapters of trilogies."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The encoded bloom is off the digital rose in The Matrix Reloaded. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Between the money scenes, we get characters standing at attention and burping prophecies and deep thoughts at each other."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"I liked this movie and can recommend it with a clear critical conscience, but it never moved me even half as much as Steven Spielberg's A.I."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"You don't have to buy into the geeky mythmaking in The Matrix Reloaded in order to enjoy its kinetic pleasures."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Not one of the worst sequels that has ever been put in movie theaters, and not one of the most disappointing... but, is it ever a grind."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Offers some phenomenal action sequences that more than deliver on the jaw-dropping promise shown on the trailers."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"...less a narrative than an advertisement for a cultural wave. It's all about discount Zen and black clothes, the commodification of sterile violence as Kabuki."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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