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75
Chicago Sun-Times
To the degree that I was able to put aside my questions, forget logic, disregard continuity problems and immerse myself in the moment, The Matrix Revolutions is a terrific action achievement. Andy and Larry Wachowski have concluded their trilogy with all barrels blazing.
75
Revolutions, the final installment in the trilogy, parcels things more neatly. You get 45 minutes of the Wachowskis' patented theosophical bong water, followed by an hour of the most muscular, hard-core special-effects rama-lama yet to hit the screen. Only then does Jesus show up.
63
ReelViews
Represents a disappointing way for the science fiction trilogy to bow out. Overlong and underwhelming, The Matrix Revolutions reinforces the thinking that it's a rare movie series in which the final chapter is the strongest.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Among its better tricks, Matrix Revolutions finally gets the love-story subplot of Neo and Trinity in the right proportion.
50
How did something that started out so cool get so dorky?
50
At the risk of understatement, The Matrix Revolutions sucks.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
There are, to be sure, some impressive special effects here, and whoever Warner Bros. hires to make the new Superman movie should take notes.
50
New York Daily News
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.
38
This come-down of a series capper is so arch and pompous amid its clanks and collisions that you can only snicker at the verbal wind that obscures the din of marauding machinery.
25
Dismal final installment.
20
Wall Street Journal
Smith is only a rogue computer program, but this morbidly dispiriting movie makes him sound like a prophet.

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