The Matrix Reloaded

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Second Matrix movie is violent but still exciting.

R 2003 138 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 80 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

This film deserves many re-watches...it is quite good.

I saw this film when it was released in theaters in 2003. I, like many people before me was not very impressed. I thought the film had some bright spots, but in general I lamented how it was "not as good as the first one". I recently re-watched it in preparation for The Matrix Resurrections and I have to admit that I was a silly 27 year old that did not appreciate storytelling and character building. Although it is clear that they had a much bigger budget that they expeditiously used to make a lot of very long fight scenes it is also clear that the Wachowski's had a vision for their world that they created and had generously invited us all to observe. I appreciate this film a lot more on the re-watch.
age 16+

Exciting but falls below the standard that the previous film sets up

The matrix reloaded is a fun exciting action film but definitely not for kids. It isn’t as good as the matrix (not by a long shot) but still has some good action. Violence is frequent and very bloody and intense, with people getting shot, stabbed, kicked, punched and threatened. There is quite a lot of swearing including sh*t, ass, damn, asshole and other words. Neo and Trinity have a sexual encounter which shows them lying on top of each other naked. A woman says to her husband “she was not kissing your face” this will fly over the head of some but most will understand. It’s a good film but not as good as number one. Definitely for teens and adults only

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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