Rent The Matrix (1999)

4.2 of 5 from 442 ratings
2h 11min
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Perception: The Everyday World is Real. Reality: That World is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Mind blowing stunts. Techno-slamming visuals. Megakick action. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in 'The Matrix', the cyber thriller that you will watch again and again.
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Joel Silver
Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
John Gaeta, Zach Staenberg, Steve Courtley, Janek Sirrs, Jon Thum, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Lee, David Campbell, Dane A. Davis, Bill Pope, Owen Paterson
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers

2000 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

2000 BAFTA Best Sound

2000 Oscar Best Editing

2000 Oscar Best Visual Effects

2000 Oscar Best Sound

2000 Oscar Best Sound Editing

Release Date:
Run Time:
131 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Arabic, Bulgarian, English, English Hard of Hearing, Romanian
  • HBO First Look Special: Making of the Matrix
  • 'Follow the White Rabbit' and 'Take The Red Pill' for more mysterious, mind-bending extras
  • Filmographies
Release Date:
Run Time:
138 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Brazilian, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Written introduction by the Wachowski brothers
  • Philosophers commentary by Dr. Cornel West, Ken Wilber
  • Critics commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson
  • Cast and crew commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
  • Composer commentary by Don Davis with music-only track
  • Feature Length Documentary: The Matrix Revised
  • Behind The Matrix
  • The Music Revisited
  • Marilyn Manson Music Video Rock is Dead
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
Release Date:
Run Time:
136 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Thai, Turkish
Arabic, Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hungarian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Written Introduction by The Wachowskis
  • Philosophers Commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Critics Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
  • Cast and Crew Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, Zach Staenberg and John Gaeta
  • Composer Commentary by Don Davis with Music-Only Track
  • The Matrix Revisited
  • Behind 'The Matrix'
  • Follow the White Rabbit
  • And More

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Reviews (5) of The Matrix

There is no spoon. - The Matrix review by ciml

This stylish thriller, set in a virtual world, is largely held together by superb effects and action sequences. However, that's not all there is to The Matrix. Both the plot, and Keanu Reeves' performance as Neo, work well enough to make this a good film.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Take the pill - The Matrix review by Jawbreaker

It’s hard to believe the Matrix is ten years old, as its influence remains as strong as ever. While the overlooked and superb Dark City may have hit cinemas first, it was the Matrix’s tale of a futuristic society that caught the imagination of a generation. The cool characters, groundbreaking effects, including the bullet time technique that was copied by everyone else, backed up plentiful supply of weaponry and stylish environments. The Wachowski brothers set the benchmark so high here, that despite the majority of the cast returning for the sequels they failed to hit these heights again.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Looks Good - The Matrix review by MM

An old theme, man-v-machine, reworked. I guess I would have rated this film higher if I had seen it on release - I gather it was ground-breaking for its time. I thought it a trifle tedious and lacking in human warmth - the characters are secondary to the needs of the plot. The central love affair - if it can be called such - seems to be an after-thought. The special effects are impressive and the storyline keeps up the interest for most of the time but I shan't be watching the sequels. For me, this film is more of historical interest than memorable.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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