The X-Files Synopsis
FBI agents (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) probe possible alien presence on Earth.
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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...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

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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...
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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

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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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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Same TV show sci-fi on a king-sized f/x budget.
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