The Animatrix
The Animatrix (2003)

The Animatrix is a collection of several animated short films, detailing the backstory of the "Matrix" universe, and the original war between man and machines which led to the creation of the Matrix.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

... fun and inventive and short enough that they don't wear out their welcome.

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Brian Mckay

Some of its segments are brilliant and breathtaking examples of animation. Unfortunately, as with the average music CD, for every great track there's usually a "filler" song.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

"Beyond" is the highlight of The Animatrix and "A Detective Story" is its nadir.

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Louis-Jérôme Cloutier

Certains films sont davantage une démonstration d'animation qu'une histoire bien construite.

Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

This particular 'rabbit hole' has far more verve and artistic curiousity than its bloated blockbuster counterpart [i]The Matrix Reloaded[/i]

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Robert Strohmeyer

The animation is consistently excellent

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Carlo Cavagna

Far from fleshing out the universe of THE MATRIX, this cynical, self-indulgent marketing tie-in renders it less coherent. Boasts only a few memorable visual moments, and suffers from a paucity of narrative.

Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

The Animatrix may be commercial in its purpose, but it's also rapturously artistic in its execution.

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Edward Havens

Breathtaking on a big screen, the impact should be little diminished on video.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The shame here is that the animation is really top notch, and in many instances surpasses the live action film it was meant to supplement, the Matrix Reloaded.… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
after watching this movie, I know the story concept of the matrix.
Carlos Magalhães
A well-made collection of nine short stories conceived as a companion piece to The Matrix Reloaded and exclusively for those acquainted with its universe, but… More
Sergio Garcia
When you see this movie in #6 aghhh! is so frustrating. As a Matrix fan this movie is a MUSTHAVE. How everything started, the Osiris. It's the perfect… More
Phil Hubbs
With a slightly dodgy title this was I believe the first animated addition to a movie that acted as a sequel and prequel at the same time. A collection of nine… More
Conner Rainwater
Actually I prefer this to both of the sequels to The Matrix. It explained all the important questions I had from the original and the fact that it takes all… More