The X-Files: I Want to Believe Synopsis
Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) continue their hunt for the truth.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie works like thrillers used to work, before they were required to contain villains the size of buildings.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Knowing nothing about "X-Files" is no impediment to appreciating this for the well-acted, adult piece of work that it is.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
I Want to Believe provides a welcome reminder of what made Carter's franchise a pop-culture gem.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The truth is, the mystery pales next to the best "X-Files" plots. But fans will appreciate sly references to past episodes, an unexpected...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Older and sadder, Mulder and Scully are no longer sure they've got the energy to even ask if the truth is still out there. And it feels as...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Overall, the film plays like an improbably skewed but comparatively routine criminal procedural that would have served the original show...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Anderson, who's turned Brit in a number of TV series and films, including "Bleak House" and "The Last King of Scotland," is compelling in...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It feels like a wan version of the show -- one that has lost its otherworldly edge.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In not knowing who it needs to please, I Want to Believe pleases no one.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The truth is, indeed, still out there. And when Carter finds it, may he heed its wisdom: Let go.
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Nothing left to believe

By saintandrew
X-Files was hip and stylish when I started watching it in the 90's. The stories were so crisp and provocative they were water cooler fodder at the office. They created really neat characters like...

It's Going To Be Awesome!

By WordYo
It was awesome! It didn't dissapoint! The wait was worth it!...

X-Files !!! Helloooo!

By tt_232010
Need I remind you of the show? Which, If I might add was Extremely gifted and crafted. It took me three years to understand it, but once I was in, i was in. Every episode made me think. And since it...

long time fan

By mbauta21
I have been a die-hard fan since the very first episode. When I heard of a 2nd movie, all of the same feelings came rushing back. I plan to be one of the first people in line on 7/25...

So Excited

By Kayteen89
I have watched and loved The X-Files since I was in the 6th grade. It is one of my favorite shows ever and I am excited that the second movie is finally being released! I can't wait to see it and see...

I saw a pre-screening last night and It was great!

By sazeeroadster
It started well with a mystery compelling Scully to ask Fox to come back to the FBI with all forgiven. As it continued it appeared to have one type of comflict for the plot that has been done to...


By yawp636
I can't wait...Only in my dreams do Mulder and Scully FINALLY get together! Yay :)...


By twizy21212
Well considering the fact that this is the ORIGINAL Scully & Mulder why would you not see this movie? The show was great, and I'm almost positive that this movie wont let me down....

good movie

By Movie_Lover0128
I saw the X-Files movie last night and it was good. It had a lot of links to the series and several classic scenes-like mulder throwing pencils at the ceiling in his office. Also several mentions of...


By PreviewPreviewer
you either love x-files or not. i still watch it on tv whenever i can, so of COURSE i'm going to see it in the theater. i can't get enough of dukovny. i find it funny that all the people who voted...

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Rated PG-13 | For violent and disturbing content and thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Second X-Files movie is grisly, disappointing.
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