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  1. Positive: 9 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
  1. No, it doesn't exactly re-create the magic that made the original such an instant classic, but it's faster and more involving than "Reloaded" and it rounds off the premise and themes of the trilogy in a surprisingly satisfying way.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Though they’re full of undeniably spectacular moments, great production values and unusual ambition, a simple thing has gotten lost in these sequels: they’re not much fun.
  3. 60
    It neither works as a stand-alone film nor captures the thrilling sense of somber, pulpy mystery that made "The Matrix" so compelling. Nevertheless, It brings the saga to a satisfying close, and relies less on the clumps of pop-mystical cyber gobbledy-gook that gummed up the gears of "Reloaded" and more on the powerful emotional bonds that bind Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Niobe, Link and Zee.
  4. 50
    Now The Matrix Revolutions is here, and a verdict is justified. The death penalty seems a little strong, but can we lock this franchise up and forget where we put the key?
  5. 50
    It's a testament to the personalities of the actors, as well as the foundation laid by the original film, that we retain an emotional connection to the main players in Revolutions.
  6. This final installment jettisons most of the Zen mumbo-jumbo from the first two movies in favor of lots of very loud explosions. Since I didn’t take the mumbo-jumbo seriously to begin with, my letdown was minor, but aficionados may feel like they’ve been played for suckers.
  7. Smith is only a rogue computer program, but this morbidly dispiriting movie makes him sound like a prophet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 235
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie was so incredible amazing. Doesn't matter if we're hapless within the history for long time of the movies and movies, it's the best final of a trilogy Expand
  2. SyedR.
    Jul 27, 2006
    this is the best movie i have ever seen and i dont know why it is underappreciated. dodging bullets martial arts bullet stoping.
  3. JohnY.
    Nov 5, 2003
    Let's get the obvious out of the way: "Revolutions" is an action film, a war film. We've been given all the ideas the Wachowskis wanted us to have, and this movie is solely about showing this final battle and the fate of Neo, the Matrix, and Zion. Don't expect something as innovative as the first "Matrix" ... it'll be awhile before something bends the action genre as much as that movie did. But "Revolutions," itself, is a remarkable action movie. What amazing visions it gives us; what a world this film has created for the mind and imagination. You do not criticize a war film for straight action, and you cannot criticize this movie either for that reason. Sure, it's gotten a little silly by now, and we could care less about Neo and Trinity's romance, but I doubt we'll see another movie this visionary for quite some time. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2013
    An improvement on Reloaded at the very least, but it just carries on far too long and has a rather pathetic ending. Honestly, it should have ended after Agent Smith's defeat and left off on an epic note. Unfortunately it goes on trying to portray Neo as a new age Messiah with a rather convenient a "all-things-wrapped-up-in-a-neat-bow" expositional ending. Overall: An OK movie with a bit of a let down of an ending. Some grade A fight scenes however. Anyone else think the final battle between Neo & Smith looked like it came straight out of Dragon Ball Z? Expand
  5. May 31, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. While slightly better than Matrix Reloaded, the movie still had too many of the issues. The ending wasn't satisfying at all, and what was the point of the girl who was with the Oracle? Expand
  6. MichaelR.
    Oct 24, 2007
    I was lost in this movie it hardly made any sense at all.There was a lot less action in this movie then the previous two.It was a terrible ending to what should have been one of the greatest trilogy movies of all time. Expand
  7. ErwinK.
    May 4, 2006
    Vomit. That's all I can say. The story and dialog in this movie is absolutely horrendous, and puts it on par with Battlefield Earth. The lines in this movie are some of the worst I have ever heard "why are you using your hands mommy?" "Because cookies need love too". My head wanted to explode. The movie is then audacious enough to add to the pathetic script pseudo-intellectual mumbo-jumbo, the wise old Oracle, black and white, good versus evil. I hated all the matrix movies, because they take a good idea, and then turn it into computer game gunk like an Uwe Boll movie, but this third film takes the cake. My head really wanted to implode from the innanity of this film. Expand

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