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Score distribution:
  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. 70
    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.
  3. Ending with neither a bang nor a whimper, the finale falls somewhere in between. It's an improvement over its concurrently shot, babbling predecessor, but it ultimately fails to capture any of that jaw-dropping sense of exhilaration that made the original such a must-see event.
  4. There are, to be sure, some impressive special effects here, and whoever Warner Bros. hires to make the new Superman movie should take notes.
  5. Unless you're seriously into the post-"Matrix" culture, which includes books, games, animation and interactive Web sites, or you believe the Wachowskis have a philosophy worth wading through, the two-part sequel adds nothing indispensable to the first story.
  6. There is very little that is tantalizing or suspenseful. The feeling of revelation is gone, and many of the teasing implications of "Reloaded" have been abandoned.
  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: 82 out of 244
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    10
    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. Mick
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    Best of the Three, and M.K. smith is deleted because Neo is connected to the source when Smith takes control of him, and therefore the Best of the Three, and M.K. smith is deleted because Neo is connected to the source when Smith takes control of him, and therefore the machines can delete him it's nothing more complicated than that. Also I can see why people didn't like it because it doesn't end how they thought it would, and people don't like not getting closure. This trilogy is a grower and it time will be remembered as a masterpiece. Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2014
    8
    The conclusion to the epic Matrix trilogy should have been the best of the three films. Everything was set up perfectly leading into aThe conclusion to the epic Matrix trilogy should have been the best of the three films. Everything was set up perfectly leading into a potentially exciting conclusion, and most of the film went as expected. There was terrific action and science fiction drama, some amazing special effects, and the legend of Neo continued to grow, right up until the conclusion. The end of the film went from extremely predictable to ridiculously strange and confusing. While I'm sure the ending made perfect sense to the Wachowski's, it made no sense to me, an avid science fiction fan and movie critic. This being a review, means I can't go into specifics, but the ending was absolutely horrible and puts the whole series in a different light. The most disheartening part of this whole thing is that until that point, the Matrix has been done to near perfection. The story was solid, the action was out of this world, the special effects were amazing, the casting was flawless, and just when the trilogy should have reached it's apex, it all comes crashing down. Once again the cast is terrific and the story is great, which is why I don't understand how they could give us an ending like that. I thoroughly enjoyed the Matrix trilogy and it will certainly hold it's place in cinematic history, but as a fan I was horribly disappointed by an ending that came out of nowhere and left the audience scratching it's head. Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2013
    6
    By far the worst of the futuristic trilogy by the Wachowski Brothers. Matrix Revolutions focuses too much on the special-effects of the movieBy far the worst of the futuristic trilogy by the Wachowski Brothers. Matrix Revolutions focuses too much on the special-effects of the movie and in turn, results in a sloppy script, mediocre storyline and a disappointing conclusion to The Matrix Trilogy. The atrocious film detaches from the other two movies of the trilogy (The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded) and leaves a bad taste for the viewers, expecting a decent conclusion to a series that could be made into something that will be remembered for the generations for come. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2013
    5
    Perhaps the best course of action after 'Reloaded' was to sit back and enjoy Revolutions, we knew it wouldn't match the unprecedented heightsPerhaps the best course of action after 'Reloaded' was to sit back and enjoy Revolutions, we knew it wouldn't match the unprecedented heights of the first Matrix film, but that didn't matter, we had enough action and entertaining moments in the second to lead us into what should have been an explosive final bow, but sadly it wasn't meant to be, what we were given was an unexplainable, anti-climatical and emotionless mess of a finale, it has a handful of decent scenes, but the plot is irrelevant and simply doesn't make sense, too much time is taken away from pivotal characters, one of the redeeming moments of the film feels rushed and I was certainly left wandering what the point of it all was when the credits began to roll, the franchise has come a long way since Neo first realised his potential, but this is most certainly a case of going too far down the rabbit role, and forgetting where you should go afterwards.
    We find Neo (Keanu Reeves) attempting to return to the real world as he is stuck in between, he manages to convince the rest of the do-gooders that he must go to the Machine City (which was a massive disappointment, by the way) where he will end the war, the problem here is that not very many of the main characters take part in the big Zion battle at all, the most prolific being Commander Lock (Harry Lennix) who appeared in 'Reloaded'. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) is busy speeding towards the city while Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Neo are en route to Machine City. But perhaps the biggest letdown is the underuse of Smith (Hugo Weaving), who is mentioned when Neo is speaking to the Oracle (Mary Alice) as an afterthought but yet he is pivotal to the whole thing, yet his existence is still very much questionable as is the whole point of what we are watching, is it even real? Or is this some other Matrix style dream. While the set pieces are as visually marvellous as they have ever been, especially the battle of Zion, the plot uses all the same devices from other films to try and salvage what is left, a broken love story, a kid who plays hero and sunrise finale which was just overblown for the simple point that it didn't make sense and wasn't approached in the right manner, leaving us alienated to care as little for these characters as possible, Neo was interesting in the first two but takes a back seat to speak vaguely in this one and without much input.
    Perhaps it may have been better had it not been filmed back to back with 'Reloaded'. While a fluid and continuing style can be maintained, a complex plot with little sense may have been avoided, instead we have got a satisfying ending, but not this time around.
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  6. MichaelR.
    Oct 24, 2007
    4
    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 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
    0
    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 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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