If you're 14 or younger in age or sensibility, you may giggle at some of the bons mots.
-Jonathan RosenbaumFull Review
I liked this movie and can recommend it with a clear critical conscience, but it never moved me even half as much as Steven Spielberg's A.I.
-Andrew SarrisFull Review
A sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
In the face of almost unbearable expectations, the Wachowski brothers deliver a sequel that soars to places only hinted at in the original.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
You don't have to buy into the geeky mythmaking in The Matrix Reloaded in order to enjoy its kinetic pleasures.
-Peter RainerFull Review
Early in the movie, Morpheus warns a new character that he's got to have faith. All things considered, The Matrix Reloaded justifies that faith.
-Jami BernardFull Review
In this first Matrix sequel, you'll see things you've never seen before on a movie screen, and that's all that matters.
No, it's not great. No, it's not a disaster.
Delivers, in spades, exactly what you should expect from a popcorn flick.
A worthy sequel.
-Carla MeyerFull Review
The world created so vividly by the Wachowskis is still brand new but not nearly so intimidating or alienating.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
Judged strictly by the story line, this one plays like what it is, a rather meandering second act that advances the plot only slightly and doesn't pretend to be a complete or self-sufficient film.
-Rick GroenFull Review
A kinetic, digital feat.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
Yes, Matrix is reloaded. Let's hope that in November it really fires.
An ugly, bloated, repetitive movie that builds to a punch line that should have come an hour earlier.
-David EdelsteinFull Review
This picture never accumulates the sense of shared adventure that the first one did, and though the special effects are even better than before, they cannot be new twice.
Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
-Chris VognarFull Review
Reloaded seems less tired than X2.
-Mike ClarkFull Review
While it is both naive and unfair to expect lightning to strike terrain this fertile twice, the most distressing thing about the reloading of The Matrix is just how much it feels like The Phantom Menace.
-Geoff PevereFull Review
Reloaded piles on much more fighting and firepower but lacks the impact of the original.
Eyes will pop, nerves will jangle, thoughts will be provoked and other summer blockbusters will shrink in comparison. But to quote from one of the few cultural touchstones not referenced in this film: 'Houston, we've got a problem.'
While I enjoyed it immensely, Reloaded didn't upgrade my system like the first one did.
Dark, with jaw-dropping effects, stunning action beats and a chase to end all chases, The Matrix Reloaded is a movie-going dare.
Much-anticipated sequel to The Matrix is both phenomenally talky and loaded with action and effects. How can this be? It's long.
-John AndersonFull Review
The film has the same problems as The Empire Strikes Back, offering neither the novelty of an initial episode nor the satisfaction of a climactic one.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
The martial arts sequences are breathtakingly staged.
-Elvis MitchellFull Review
While it's exhilarating fun, as an overall piece of storytelling, this reboot never really hits the heights of the ultra-cool The Matrix, which re-invented the rules for sci-fi epics in 1999.
For sheer exhilarating spectacle, The Matrix Reloaded is the film to beat this year.
-Colin CovertFull Review
As a piece of razzle-dazzle, shut-your-mouth -and-slap -you-silly eye candy, Reloaded more than delivers. But where's the head candy? Where's the complexity? Where are the goods?
-Rene RodriguezFull Review
On balance, The Matrix Reloaded does an admirable job of filling the niche it's supposed to -- that of an action-oriented science fiction adventure.
-James BerardinelliFull Review