The Matrix


The Matrix

Overview:

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Votes 8811 (7.9/10)

Runtime: 136 minutes

Release Date 1999-03-30

Budget: $63,000,000.00

Revenue: $463,517,383.00

Website: Link

Tagline: Welcome to the Real World.

Production company:

  • Village Roadshow Pictures
  • Groucho II Film Partnership
  • Silver Pictures
  • Warner Bros.

Production country:

  • Australia
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Science Fiction

Trailer

Further Information

Thomas "Neo" Anderson
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Morpheus
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
Trinity
Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
Agent Smith
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
Oracle
Gloria Foster
Gloria Foster
Cypher
Joe Pantoliano
Joe Pantoliano
Tank
Marcus Chong
Marcus Chong
Agent Brown
Paul Goddard
Paul Goddard
Agent Jones
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Apoc
Julian Arahanga
Julian Arahanga
Mouse
Matt Doran
Matt Doran
Switch
Belinda McClory
Belinda McClory
Dozer
Anthony Ray Parker
Anthony Ray Parker
Rhineheart
David Aston
David Aston
Choi
Marc Aden
Marc Aden
Dujour
Ada Nicodemou
Ada Nicodemou
Priestess
Deni Gordon
Deni Gordon
Spoon Boy
Rowan Witt
Rowan Witt
Potential
Eleanor Witt
Eleanor Witt
Potential
Tamara Brown
Tamara Brown
Potential
Janaya Pender
Janaya Pender
Potential
Adryn White
Adryn White
Potential
Natalie Tjen
Natalie Tjen
Lieutenant
Bill Young
Bill Young
FedEx Man
David O'Connor
David O'Connor
Businessman
Jeremy Ball
Jeremy Ball
Woman in Red
Fiona Johnson
Fiona Johnson
Old Man
Harry Lawrence
Harry Lawrence
Blind Man
Steve Dodd
Steve Dodd
Security Guard
Luke Quinton
Luke Quinton
Guard
Lawrence Woodward
Lawrence Woodward
Cop Who Captures Neo
Michael Butcher
Michael Butcher
Big Cop
Bernard Ledger
Bernard Ledger
Cop
Robert Simper
Robert Simper
Cop
Chris Pattinson
Chris Pattinson
Parking Cop
Nigel Harbach
Nigel Harbach
Producer
Joel Silver
Joel Silver
Original Music Composer
Don Davis
Don Davis
Director of Photography
Bill Pope
Bill Pope
Editor
Zach Staenberg
Zach Staenberg
Casting
Mali Finn
Mali Finn
Casting
Shauna Wolifson
Shauna Wolifson
Production Design
Owen Paterson
Owen Paterson
Art Direction
Hugh Bateup
Hugh Bateup
Art Direction
Michelle McGahey
Michelle McGahey
Set Decoration
Lisa Brennan
Lisa Brennan
Costume Design
Kym Barrett
Kym Barrett
Director
Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Writer
Lilly Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski
Writer
Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Sound Designer
Dane A. Davis
Dane A. Davis
Music Editor
Zigmund Gron
Zigmund Gron
Director
Lilly Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski
Gaffer
Reg Garside
Reg Garside
Executive Producer
Barrie M. Osborne
Barrie M. Osborne
Executive Producer
Andrew Mason
Andrew Mason
Executive Producer
Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
Executive Producer
Lilly Wachowski
Lilly Wachowski
Executive Producer
Erwin Stoff
Erwin Stoff
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman
Bruce Berman
Co-Producer
Dan Cracchiolo
Dan Cracchiolo
Visual Effects Supervisor
John Gaeta
John Gaeta
Unit Production Manager
Carol Hughes
Carol Hughes
Supervising Sound Editor
Dane A. Davis
Dane A. Davis
Stunt Coordinator
Glenn Boswell
Glenn Boswell
Associate Producer
Carol Hughes
Carol Hughes
Associate Producer
Richard Mirisch
Richard Mirisch
Assistant Art Director
Jules Cook
Jules Cook
Assistant Art Director
Fiona Scott
Fiona Scott
Assistant Art Director
Tony Williams
Tony Williams
Art Department Coordinator
Trish Foreman
Trish Foreman
Set Designer
Sarah Light
Sarah Light
Set Designer
Jacinta Leong
Jacinta Leong
Set Designer
Godric Cole
Godric Cole
Set Designer
Judith Harvey
Judith Harvey
Set Designer
Andrew Powell
Andrew Powell
Set Designer
Deborah Riley
Deborah Riley
Set Decoration
Tim Ferrier
Tim Ferrier
Set Decoration
Marta McElroy
Marta McElroy
Script Supervisor
Victoria Sullivan
Victoria Sullivan
Camera Operator
David Williamson
David Williamson
Camera Operator
Robert Agganis
Robert Agganis
Steadicam Operator
Robert Agganis
Robert Agganis
Still Photographer
Jasin Boland
Jasin Boland
Sound Recordist
David Lee
David Lee
Boom Operator
Jack Friedman
Jack Friedman
Boom Operator
Gerry Nucifora
Gerry Nucifora
Property Master
Lon Lucini
Lon Lucini
Special Effects Supervisor
Steve Courtley
Steve Courtley
Special Effects Supervisor
Brian Cox
Brian Cox
Special Effects Coordinator
Robina Osbourne
Robina Osbourne
Makeup Artist
Deborah Taylor
Deborah Taylor
Hairstylist
Cheryl Williams
Cheryl Williams
Costume Supervisor
Lyn Askew
Lyn Askew
Visual Effects Editor
Kate Crossley
Kate Crossley
Sound Effects Editor
Julia Evershade
Julia Evershade
Sound Effects Editor
Eric Lindemann
Eric Lindemann
Sound Effects Editor
David Grimaldi
David Grimaldi
Dialogue Editor
Charles W. Ritter
Charles W. Ritter
Dialogue Editor
Susan Dudeck
Susan Dudeck
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John T. Reitz
John T. Reitz
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff
Gregg Rudloff
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
David E. Campbell
David E. Campbell
Music Editor
Lori L. Eschler
Lori L. Eschler
Location Manager
Peter Lawless
Peter Lawless
Production Coordinator
Megan Worthy
Megan Worthy
Publicist
Fiona Searson
Fiona Searson

GeekMasher

The Martix is a great example of a movie that will live for ever or a very log time. The story and concept are out of this world. Keanu Reeves plays his role with utter brilliance, the cast was very well put together and the graphics are still to this day amazing. All in all one of the best movies of all time.

NeoBrowser

Get this: what if all we know as reality was, in fact, virtual reality? Reality itself is a ravaged dystopia run by technocrat Artificial Intelligence where humankind vegetates in billions of gloop-filled tanks - mere battery packs for the machineworld - being fed this late '90s VR (known as The Matrix - you with us here?) through an ugly great cable stuck in the back of our heads. And what if there was a group of quasi-spiritual rebels infiltrating The Matrix with the sole purpose of crashing the ruddy great mainframe and rescuing humans from their unknown purgatory? And, hey, what if Keanu Reeves was their Messiah? What sounds like some web freak's wet dream is, in fact, a dazzlingly nifty slice of sci-fi cool. The Wachowski Brothers (Andy and Larry - last seen dabbling in kinky lesbian noir with the excellent Bound) pulling off something like a million masterstrokes all at once. Taking the imprimatur of the video game, they meld the grungy noir of Blade Runner, the hyperkinetic energies of chopsocky, John Woo hardware and grandiose spiritual overtones into William Gibson's cyberpunk ethos to produce a new aesthetic for the millennium powered to the thudding beat of techno. And it is just incredible fun. The key is the technique of "flo-mo", a process born from Japanese animation, whereby an object in motion is seemingly frozen while the camera miraculously spins around it as if time and gravity are on hold. It grants the action (including some killer kung fu which Reeves and crew spent months perfecting) liberty to take on surreal visual highs. Superhuman feats permissible, of course, in the context of VR as the rebels download Herculean "talents" to fuel their subterfuge. Meanwhile, the audience can only gawp longingly, with its jaws thunking to the cinema floor in unison, as the heroes wrapped in skintight leather, sleek shades and designer cheekbones, spin up walls, leap from high rises and slip through streams of bullets in silken slo-mo. Tron this ain't. Immediately reigniting the moribund cyberpunk genre (the kids can't get enough Stateside), this has thrust Reeves from his imploding career back to Speed highs (and laying to rest the hideous ghost of Johnny Mnemonic) and stolen much more of Star Wars' thunder than was thought humanly possible. For all its loony plot, The Matrix is fabulous. Sure, the expert Fishburne is depended upon to expound the lion's share of the script as seer-like rebel leader Morpheus. Reeves, stunning in his newcast slenderness, as Thomas "Neo" Anderson, the hacker turned hope for all mankind (care of some ill-defined mystical calling) is asked little more than perpetual befuddlement. Like Speed, though, this movie plays on his iconic looks rather than his oak-like emoting. There's a major find, too, in the irresistible Carrie-Anne Moss, a majestically wrought combination of steely no-shit intelligence and rock-chick vivaciousness as fellow tripper Trinity. And Weaving, cast against type, neutralises his Aussie tones to a freaky deadpan, the head of the MiB-styled defence system set against the Goth invaders. And sure, three minutes of post-movie deliberation and all this state-of-the-art cyberdevilry is reduced to the purest gobbledygook. That, though, is not the point. The Matrix is about pure experience; it's been many a moon since the Empire crew have spilled out of a cinema literally buzzing with the sensation of a movie, babbling frenetically with the sheer excitement of discovery. From head to tail, the deliciously inventive Wachowskis (watch them skyrocket) have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool, the usher will have to drag you kicking and screaming back into reality. You can bet your bottom dollar George never saw this phantom menace coming. Verdict - The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool. 5/5 - Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

StbMDB

It was around 2001 that I first watched this film and recently giving it another go, ever since, doesn't change the fact for me that this movie is an timeless piece of filmaking. From the characters to the striking and thought-provoking story, it basically has everything to make an action film a 10/10 in a book.

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