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The Matrix

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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.


  • Keanu Reeves
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Gloria Foster
  • Joe Pantoliano
  • Marcus Chong
  • Julian Arahanga
  • Matt Doran
  • Belinda McClory

Did You Know?


  • Nicolas Cage turned down the part of Neo because of family commitments. Tom Cruise was also considered. Will Smith was approached for the role, but turned it down in favor of Wild Wild West (1999). He later said that turning down the role was the biggest mistakes he ever made.
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  • Numerous differences between sunglass reflections and the surroundings.
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    • Trinity: I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing... why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
    • Neo: What is the Matrix?
    • Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.
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With its mix of Lewis Carroll and William Gibson; Japanese anime and Chinese chopsocky; mythological allusions, and machine-made illusion, offers a couple of hours of escapist fun.

Metacritic review by Steven Rea
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli

A visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement, but it retreats to formula just when it's getting interesting.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times