The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 7, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its heady themes are a departure from its predecessor, The Matrix Reloaded is a worthy sequel packed with popcorn-friendly thrills.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you're 14 or younger in age or sensibility, you may giggle at some of the bons mots.

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Andrew O'Hehir

A sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor.

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Sean Axmaker

They don't come up with anything new, but it's bigger, louder, and mighty impressive, even if the dialogue sounds more and more like a preprogrammed video game.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Worryingly, the longer this movie goes on, the harder it is to care.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

In the face of almost unbearable expectations, the Wachowski brothers deliver a sequel that soars to places only hinted at in the original.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Everything I wanted in a Matrix sequel

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

You don't have to buy into the geeky mythmaking in The Matrix Reloaded in order to enjoy its kinetic pleasures.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A solid sequel that expands the scope of the resistance and the rules of its universe in a way much greater than before, although the result is too… More
Jameson Worley
Good, but not even close to being in the same league as the first film.
Wildaly M
A standard matrix film with cool special effects.
Directors Cat
The Matrix Reloaded is an above satisfactory sequel to one of the best science fiction films of all time. Although it is a bit more hard to follow it is still… More
paul oh
Its not amazing but the action scenes are so cool!
Scott Green
Action, and in my opinion a worthy plot of being a good sequel to the first, the trilogy all round is respectable, but this seemed different and somehow...… More