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The Matrix -- Keanu Reeves stars in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans.
The Matrix -- A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
The Matrix -- A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
The Matrix -- A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.

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Writers (WGA):
Lilly Wachowski (written by) &
Lana Wachowski (written by)
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Release Date:
31 March 1999 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Free your mind See more »
Plot:
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 43 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great epic that sets the stage for the next level in sci-fi... See more (3645 total) »


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Also Known As:
"Matrix" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sci-fi violence and brief language
Runtime:
136 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Belgium:KT | Brazil:12 (re-rating on appeal) | Brazil:14 (TV rating) (2002) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics (with warning) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | India:A | Ireland:18 (cut) | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Israel:PG | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:10 (V) | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #36569)

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Trivia:
The shot as Trinity tells Neo, "you know exactly where it ends", was filmed on Elizabeth Street (Sydney NSW Australia) looking north alongside CityRail's - Central to City Circle - train line from where Campbell Street also intersects with Wentworth Avenue. The white wooden scaffolding illuminated to left was actually there before filming. Shot at night, the rain was added by a firetruck. Local street signs were pulled out and remained uprooted street-side days after location filming had moved on.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The gun Neo is handed as the police attack is a Zastava CZ-99, similar to the SIG-Sauer P228 but in later shots he is using a Glock, and then a CZ-99 again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[phone rings]
Cypher:Yeah.
Trinity:Is everything in place?
Cypher:You weren't supposed to relieve me.
Trinity:I know, but I felt like taking a shift.
Cypher:You like him, don't you? You like watching him.
Trinity:Don't be ridiculous.
Cypher:We're gonna kill him. You understand that?
Trinity:Morpheus believes he is the one.
[...]
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Dissolved GirlSee more »

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145 out of 244 people found the following review useful.
A great epic that sets the stage for the next level in sci-fi..., 27 April 2000
Author: Jon Knight (kereej@yahoo.com) from Sacramento



Who is to say what is real or not? We are defined by our view of reality, no matter how twisted or demented it is in comparison to 'normal' people. *evil eye* Yes, I see you all, looking in the mirror, trying to decipher whether or not your view is the reality we all share.

The Matrix not only supplies the world with a whole new level of special effects mixed with style and substance, it also brings a whole new meaning to the word 'paranoria'. This is one of those great epics that becomes a milestone in our present day world, a mark for which just about everybody can appreciate. Not since the original Starwars trilogy has a science fiction film reached across almost the entire population and gripped it with awesome special effects, great sound, and a overall feel of ground breaking movie making magic. It also serves up a good dose of paranoid delusions we all need in our lives every now and then.

With that, I leave you with the fact that I've seen more different types of people liking this one film than most other films to date. Move over George Lucas, you may have just met your match... :)

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