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The Matrix, 1999

The Matrix
Written by: Andy Wachowski
Language:  English
Country:  USA, Australia
Runtime:  136 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The Matrix can be described as stylized, exciting, and mind bending. The plot revolves around man versus machine, A.I., and a future dystopia. The main genres are action and sci-fi. In terms of style, The Matrix has a Hollywood tone, is postmodernist, and is a saga. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. The storytelling is fast paced. The Matrix takes place in the 1990s. Visually, it involves special effects. The soundtrack is heavy metal, orchestral, and rock. The Matrix has received attention for being groundbreaking, original, and a cult favorite. It is well suited for teens and a boys' night. Note that it involves violent content.

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Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix (1999)
Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix (1999)
Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in The Matrix (1999)
Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix (1999)
Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves in The Matrix (1999)
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With THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis have established themselves as innovative filmmakers who push the boundaries... more

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Language: English
Country: USA, Australia
Release date: 31 March 1999
Runtime: 136 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Editing at the 1999 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound at the 1999 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound Effects Editing at the 1999 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Visual Effects at the 1999 Academy Awards

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Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves As Neo
Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne As Morpheus
Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss As Trinity
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Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
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This dazzling pop allegory is steeped in a dark, pulpy sensibility that transcends nostalgic pastiche and stands firmly on its own merits.
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The original Matrix is the best of the series. The other movies are great to watch, but lack the innovation portrayed in this.
18.November.2014 |  by: drpayne1990
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лучшее кино
29.June.2014 |  by: melzpam
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melzpam rated this title
Where can I possibly begin? "The Matrix" is a fantastic blend of cyberpunk/dystopian future action that appeals to our base level self and complex metaphysics and post modern philosophy (cue Baudrillard). This film can be watched on so many levels...
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26.June.2014 |  by: Peter Heft
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Peter Heft rated this title
This is indeed an interesting perspective of how the world would be if the machines took over. Being a fan of the genre, I really loved the plot, not to mention the fact that the characters are really well written and the dialogues don't seem...
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19.January.2014 |  by: kynaland
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16.January.2014 |  by: Ronen
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Ronen rated this title
All three of them are essential to your movie list! Trust me.
06.January.2014 |  by: wowzacat
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wowzacat rated this title
a classic well made film
22.November.2013 |  by: spoonsock
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ddbdb
07.November.2013 |  by: Hila Aviv
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Hila Aviv rated this title
Much imitated never bettered
Love this for what it is and ignore the two truly awful sequels.
13.December.2012 |  by: mattbright
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mattbright rated this title
Great
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28.May.2011 |  by: sawh
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sawh rated this title
Good Time.
Fun to watch if you don't mind a thinking a little! Very origial and visually groundbreaking for the late 1990's
27.April.2011 |  by: unique username
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unique username rated this title
One of my top 10 favorite movies! I love the sound track, acting, story and cinematography! I wouldn't change a thing. Near perfect movie!
01.May.2010 |  by: webera02
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webera02 rated this title
great movie
great movie which made people think.
30.December.2009 |  by: Shinzo
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Shinzo rated this title
I love Keanu Reeves, I love Hugo Weaving and I love the Wachowskis. One of the greatest movies ever. Amazing effects, amazing story. Simply the best! Rate it
02.October.2009 |  by: RAMBO
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RAMBO rated this title
Meh.
I saw this in the theater, and was a bit surprised to be the only one laughing at times. All the special effects in the world can't compensate for a poor lead actor, a bunch of pseudo-psychological crap, and Trinity's disappointing journey from a...
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10.April.2009 |  by: deety
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deety rated this title
Easily the best of the trilogy, as it makes a little more sense and employs less of the techno-metaphysical psycho-babble, but that's still not saying much. This movie was more impressive back when its f/x were exciting and new, but now I just find...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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coolerking rated this title
There are a lot of Matrix haters out there. They have lots of bogus reasons. And I just don't understand these people. They all loved The Matrix when it came out, but now they hate it; most likely because the sequels sucked, but the original sure...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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The matrix was an awesome movie. the more i see it the more it makes sense, and the more i catch onto what they are doing. A must-own DVD
20.March.2009 |  by: mnxmfan
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mnxmfan rated this title
I love Keanu Reeves, I love Hugo Weaving and I love the Wachowskis. One of the greatest movies ever. Amazing effects, amazing story. Simply the best! Rate it
16.March.2009 |  by: roi
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roi rated this title
Complex
I enjoy the complexity in the script. It's great for teaching movie technology and movie science. Unfortunately the W brothers haven't been able to do it again.
16.February.2009 |  by: jazzjeppe
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jazzjeppe rated this title
Something
This is an old favourite of mine. It's lost its lustre since I was obsessed with this film, but there's still something there.
28.January.2009 |  by: closedmouth
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closedmouth rated this title
Amazing movie!
I love Keanu Reeves, I love Hugo Weaving and I love the Wachowskis. One of the greatest movies ever. Amazing effects, amazing story. Simply the best!
21.July.2008 |  by: lacoste
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lacoste rated this title
Wonderful movie!
Although it steals its concept from many ancient philosophies, The Matrix makes its own delightful blend. The concepts of reality as dream and dream as reality are well-known, but the hi-tech approach gives the movie its uniqueness that made it an...
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20.July.2008 |  by: iloveami
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