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The Matrix


Mar 31, 1999

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Mar 31, 2009

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Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski


Keanu Reeves
Carrie-Anne Moss
Laurence Fishburne
Andy Wachowski
Larry Wachowski


1999 Warner Brothers

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Like many philosophers of old, Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) wonders about life and the meaning of reality. The daytime computer programmer assumes a second identity by night (called Neo) and hacks systems hoping to uncover some answers. Unfortunately, all he finds is more questions after he meets the beautiful Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and mysterious Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne).

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Why Is The Matrix Rated R?

The Matrix is rated R for sci-fi violence and brief language.

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Violence: Many scenes depict violent conflict, often involving a barrage of guns. Many people are shot, some with blood effects. Other scenes portray property damage with implied deaths. A character kills other characters by “unplugging” them from support equipment. Three men use fantastical torture methods on a character they are holding captive, including having his mouth removed and a “bug” inserted into his navel (we later see the bug removed, with some blood effects). A character in a phone booth appears to be run over by a truck. Characters practice fighting using martial arts techniques.

Sexual Content: A man places his hand on an unconscious woman’s clothed breast. We see obscured non-explicit nudity of a male character.

Language: Some scatological and other mild terms are heard. Christian terms of deity are used as expletives.

Drugs/Alcohol: Fantastical drugs are depicted.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence, Coarse Language.
AB 14A Violent Scenes.
MB 14A Extreme Violence.
ON Not Rated Adult Accompaniment
QC 13+ Violence.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The Matrix...

Home Video Notes: The Matrix / Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions
Release Date: 14 October 2014
Warner Brothers releases on Blu-ray the complete Matrix franchise. The package includes:
- The Matrix
- The Matrix Reloaded
- The Matrix Revolutions

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