The X-Files - Fight the Future Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 9, 2011
Chris Carter had the daunting task of pleasing fans of the show, while at the same time not alienating those new to it. It's a balancing act that he mostly achieved, but in the end it's probably best enjoyed by those who are already fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
August 3, 2008
I want to believe this latest X-Files film was created for a reason other than financial reward, but I find it difficult to guess at what that reason might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 33/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2008
...lives up to the standard set by its small-screen predecessor's superb early seasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
May 19, 2008
The X-Files movie is really just a two-hour teaser for the series's sixth season. And little else.

Film4
May 19, 2008
Excellent!
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 19, 2008
Some fans will be pleased, others annoyed and endless online discussion will be generated, while X virgins will most likely wonder what all the fuss is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 2008
Dark, funny, paranoid, arbitrary, humming with tamped-down eroticism and in love with all things weird: That's the good news.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 19, 2008
Stylish, scary, sardonically funny and at times just plain gross.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 19, 2008
As it is, pic serves up set-pieces and a measure of scope that are beyond TV size but remain rather underwhelming by feature standards.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
Only two scenes in this spin-off are worth the time of followers of the TV series.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
One big, vaguely ominous blur, in which nothing really seems to be at stake except Chris Carter's future as a movie creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
June 8, 2007
The director, Rob Bowman, is not some TV hack; his work is thrillingly kinetic.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The truth may be out there, but it's certainly not in here.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
If you watch the show religiously, you've probably already seen it this weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Production-wise, the film is pretty slick with large budget F/X helping the upscale television production.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... dumbed down and flattened out
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 8, 2004
A huge disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
August 11, 2003
I'm sure that fans of the show were satisfied, but others may find this movie uninvolving and its conspiracy theories juvenile. It's nothing more than a two-hour promotion for the television series that fails to resolve any of the conflicts it introduces.
| Original Score: F
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
It's a great way to relieve the anxiety that the series' endless mysteries have built.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The sci-fi action movie probably has little to offer those not already hooked on the series. Trust me.
| Original Score: 3/4
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