Minor spoilers here. While the critics do have a good point of contention about how the time of the film may have been better devoted to certain portions of the story, any true Matrix fan will be satisfied with how the overall plot unfolds, as well as with the visuals and the special effects. Though they have said this will be the final Matrix movie, they have left things wide open for an additional movie. I think they might be better making movies out of some of the more interesting subplots that exist. For example, the Goliath short story found on the Matrix web site could make a very good movie, especially if people watching the movie had no idea in advance that it was related to the Matrix series.