The Matrix

Village Roadshow Pictures/Groucho II Film Partnership & Silver Pictures Released 1999




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Andy Wachowski , Larry Wachowski

The Matrix is a film about computer hacker Neo who joins rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity to fight against an artificially intelligent robotic race that have created an elaborate facade of Earth called The Matrix. Neo learns that life on Earth is an illusion created by malevolent cyber-intelligence. Our world is a simulated reality, and our bodies become batteries for the machine that creates it. Neo is chosen to join a rebellion of people who have freed themselves from the dream world, because their leader Morpheus believes that Neo is "the one" with the gift to manipulate the Matrix.


Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination, The Matrix combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology...

  • 70

    The New York Times

    The martial arts stunts that are its single strongest selling point.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    An eye-popping but incoherent extravaganza of morphing and superhuman martial arts.

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    • Production Budget - $63,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $171,479,930 (5th)
      Worldwide Gross - $463,517,383 (4th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $275,448,077
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $744,547,607

    • Other Production Companies:
      Village Roadshow Pictures
      Silver Pictures
      Groucho II Film Partnership

    • Filming locations include:
      Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Nashville, Tennessee
      Broken Bay, New South Wales, Australia
      Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      San Francisco, California
      Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      1. Film Editing
      2. Sound
      3. Visual Effects
      4. Sound Effects Editing

    • Taglines:
      1. Welcome to the Real World.
      2. Free your mind.
      3. The Future Will Not Be User Friendly.
      4. Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real. Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Whoa.
      5. The Future isn't user friendly...
      6. The World's population thinks it's real. On March 31st, they will see the "Real World".
      7. Remember there is no spoon.
      8. The Matrix has you.
      9. The Fight for the Future Begins.
      10. Be Afraid Of The Future.
      11. Believe the unbelievable.
      12. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
      13. Reality is a thing of the past.
      14. What is The Matrix?
      15. In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One?

    • Music:
      Dissolved Girl
      Written by Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall, Mushroom Vowles,
      Sara J., and Matt Schwartz
      Performed by Massive Attack
      Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Mix)
      Written by Rob Zombie and Scott Humphrey
      Performed by Rob Zombie
      Leave You Far Behind (Lunatics Roller Coaster Mix)
      Written by Simon Shackleton and Howard Saunders
      Performed by Lunatic Calm
      Written by Liam Howlett
      Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
      Prime Audio Soup
      Written by Jack Dangers and C. Dodd
      Performed by Meat Beat Manifesto
      Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Mix)
      Written by Rob Dougan
      Performed by Rob Dougan
      Minor Swing
      Written by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli
      Performed by Django Reinhardt
      Begin the Run
      Written by Jimmie Haskell
      I'm Beginning to See the Light
      Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James
      Performed by Duke Ellington
      Spybreak (Short One)
      Written by Alex Gifford
      Performed by The Propellerheads
      My Own Summer
      Performed by Deftones
      Wake Up
      Written by Zack De La Rocha, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, and Tom Morello
      Performed by Rage Against the Machine
      Rock is Dead
      Written by Marilyn Manson, Jeordie White, and Madonna Wayne Gacy
      Performed by Marilyn Manson


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mind bending moves, fake reality, secrets and lies, pondering life, destiny