83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Dark, funny, paranoid, arbitrary, humming with tamped-down eroticism and in love with all things weird: That's the good news.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Neither true believers nor newcomers to the phenomenon will be disappointed.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This is more than enough material for two hours of summer-movie fun, and The X-Files delivers said fun reasonably well. The action scenes are bigger and bolder than their small-screen counterparts.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

In the movie, the truth will (and does) out itself. Mulder and Scully have seen the future and it's a giant leap for each of them to comprehend.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Offers two hours of solid entertainment.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As pure movie, The X-Files more or less works. As a story, it needs a sequel, a prequel, and Cliff Notes.
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60

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
The problem is, the main conspiracy of the show is so vast, you have to walk around it a couple of times before you can see what it is.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Truth is, it' not very good.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
What we have here is a pretty good TV show huffed and puffed into a rather mediocre film.
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50

USA Today

I entered the screening for The X-Files: Fight the Future with myriad questions... I left with disappointing answers. [19 June 1998, p. 7E]
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.