The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)



Critic Consensus: If it lacks the original's bracingly original craft, The Matrix Resurrections revisits the world of the franchise with wit, a timely perspective, and heart.

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Co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, this sci-fi thriller series sequel revisits Neo (Keanu Reeves), who seems to be feeling disconnected from his reality as he discusses his personal issues with a therapist-like Analyst (Neil Patrick Harris). As he's also apparently taking some blue pills, old characters from his past start reappearing, offering him a red pill and some missing truths about his actual reality. Carrie-Anne Moss co-stars as Trinity, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus and Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe.


Keanu Reeves
as Neo, Neo/Thomas Anderson
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Trinity/Tiffany, Trinity
Christina Ricci
as Gwyn de Vere
Lambert Wilson
as The Merovingian
Andrew Caldwell
as Jude, Jude(as Andrew Lewis Caldwell)
Max Riemelt
as Sheperd
Joshua Grothe
as FunktIøn
Leo Sheng
as Bobbi
Mumbi Maina
as Ellster
Esther Silex
as Brainstormer #1
Frank Isom
as Brainstormer #2
John Gaeta
as Deus Machina Employee #1
Donald Mustard
as Deus Machina Employee #2
Kimberley Sean Libreri
as Deus Machina Employee #3
Julian Grey
as Brandon
Amadei Weiland
as Agent White
Ian Pirie
as Lieutenant
Dani Swan
as Woman in Red
London Breed
as Calliope
Steven Roy
as Thomas's Reflection
Juval Dieziger
as Utrix Driver
James McTeigue
as Innocuous Man
Sarah McTeigue
as Tiffany's Reflection
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A personal vision writ extremely large, with a still-singular graphic splendor and juicy themes of identity, consent, and the limits of conspiratorial thinking.

January 8, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It honors the legacy, but it feels more mature and lived-in.

January 7, 2022 | Full Review…

I enjoyed thinking of this film more as a form of media criticism than I enjoyed watching it as a movie.

January 7, 2022 | Full Review…

Effortful explanations of original characters' reincarnation by different actors mix with sluggish world-building and reflexive riffs on fiction, reality, and nostalgia. What's more, the action is routine; the sense of wonder is missing.

January 3, 2022 | Full Review…

Matrix Revolutions was supposed to be the finale. It's good that it was not. Will Matrix Resurrections be the end? Maybe, maybe not. Fans will hope the star keeps checking his text messages.

December 30, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

With one exception, the action sequences in Resurrections are plentiful but perfunctory, as though Wachowski were fulfilling a contractual obligation. Instead, the movie's pulse resides with the characters and the feelings that flow between them.

December 30, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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