The X-Files - Fight the Future Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Had the creator of The X-Files set out to prove that tiny theorem, he couldn't have done a better job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are enormously sympathetic heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Who hasn't walked into a movie late and tried desperately to catch up with the plot, to make sense of what's on the screen?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joyce Millman
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It's a two-hour episode of the show, except with better production values and a nicer wardrobe for Scully.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One of the season's more lightly enjoyable mainstream offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Conspiracy theorists, consider this: What if the hush-hush atmosphere and Internet mania surrounding the first X-Files feature film were part of a giant plot to hide the uneventfulness of one more summertime sci-fi fizzle?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
As pure movie, The X-Files more or less works. As a story, it needs a sequel, a prequel, and Cliff Notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4