The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix Revolutions poster
Directed by The Wachowski Brothers
Produced by Joel Silver
Written by The Wachowski Brothers

Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Carrie-Anne Moss
Hugo Weaving
Jada Pinkett Smith
Harry J. Lennix
Harold Perrineau

Music by Don Davis
Cinematography Bill Pope
Editing by Zach Staenberg
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release November 5, 2003
Running time 129 minutes
Country Australia
United States
Language English
Budget $110 million
Gross revenue $427,343,298
Preceded by The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions is a 2003 American–Australian science fiction action film and the third installment of The Matrix trilogy. The film was released six months following The Matrix Reloaded. The film was written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers and released simultaneously in 60 countries on November 5, 2003. While it is the final film in the series, the Matrix storyline continued in The Matrix Online.

The film was the second live-action film to be released in both regular and IMAX theaters at the same time.


Neo and Bane lie unconscious in the medical bay of the ship Hammer. Meanwhile, Neo finds his digital self trapped in a virtual subway station – a transition zone between the Matrix and the Machine City. In that subway station, he meets a "family" of programs, including a girl named Sati, whose father tells Neo the subway is controlled by the Trainman, an exiled program loyal to the Merovingian. When Neo tries to board a train with the family, the Trainman refuses and overpowers him.

Seraph contacts Morpheus and Trinity on behalf of the Oracle, who informs them of Neo's confinement. Seraph, Morpheus and Trinity enter Club Hel, where they confront the Merovingian and force him to release Neo. Troubled by visions of the Machine City, Neo visits the Oracle, who reveals that Smith intends to destroy both the Matrix and the real world. She states that "everything that has a beginning has an end", and that the war will conclude. After Neo leaves, a large group of Smiths assimilates Sati, Seraph and the unresisting Oracle, gaining her powers of precognition.

In the real world, the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar and the Hammer find and reactivate Niobe's ship, the Logos. They interrogate Bane, who claims to have no memory of the earlier massacre. As the captains plan their defense of Zion, Neo requests a ship to travel to the Machine City. Motivated by her encounter with the Oracle, Niobe offers him the Logos. Neo departs, accompanied by Trinity. Bane, who has stowed away on the Logos, takes Trinity hostage. Neo realizes that Bane has been assimilated by Smith. Bane cauterizes Neo's eyes with a power cable, blinding him; however, Neo discovers an ability to perceive the world as golden light. Neo kills Bane, and Trinity pilots them to the Machine City.

Niobe and Morpheus set out for Zion with the Hammer to aid the human defenses against the Sentinels. In Zion, the fatally wounded Captain Mifune instructs Kid to open the gate for the Hammer. When it arrives, it discharges its EMP, disabling the Sentinels but also the remaining defenses. The humans are forced to retreat and wait for the next attack, which they believe will be their last stand. Neo and Trinity are attacked by machines, causing them to crash the Logos into the Machine City. The crash kills Trinity. Neo enters the Machine City and encounters the "Deus Ex Machina", the machine leader. Neo, warning that Smith plans to conquer both the Matrix and the real world, offers to stop Smith in exchange for peace with Zion. The machine leader agrees, and the Sentinels stop attacking Zion.

The Machines provide a connection for Neo to enter the Matrix. Inside, Neo finds that Smith has assimilated all its inhabitants. The Smith with the Oracle's powers steps forth, claiming to have foreseen his victory. After a protracted battle, Neo baits Smith into assimilating him. The machine leader sends a burst of energy into Neo's body in the real world, causing all the Smiths in the Matrix to be destroyed. The Sentinels withdraw from Zion, Neo's body is carried away by the machines, and Morpheus and Niobe embrace. The Matrix reboots, and the Architect encounters the Oracle in a park. They agree that the peace will last "as long as it can", and that all humans will be offered the opportunity to leave the Matrix. The Oracle tells Sati that she thinks they will see Neo again. Seraph asks the Oracle if she knew this would happen, and she replies that she did not know, but she believed.


  • Keanu Reeves as Neo
  • Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity
  • Hugo Weaving as Smith
  • Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe
  • Harry J. Lennix as Commander Lock
  • Harold Perrineau as Link
  • Nathaniel Lees as Captain Mifune
  • Mary Alice as The Oracle
  • Helmut Bakaitis as The Architect
  • Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian
  • Monica Bellucci as Persephone
  • Tanveer K. Atwal as Sati
  • Collin Chou as Seraph
  • Nona Gaye as Zee
  • Ian Bliss as Bane
  • Gina Torres as Cas
  • Cornel West as Councillor West
  • Bernard White as Ramachandra
  • Anthony Wong as Ghost
  • Clayton Watson as Kid
  • Anthony Zerbe as Councillor Hamann
  • Bruce Spence as Trainman
  • Tharini Mudaliar as Kamala
  • Maurice J. Morgan as Tower soldier

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Films The MatrixThe Matrix ReloadedThe Matrix Revolutions
Characters Neo • Morpheus • Trinity • Agent Smith • Agents • Oracle • Architect • Niobe • Merovingian • Persephone • Seraph • Twins • Keymaker