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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
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

May 19, 2008
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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.
Top Critic
June 8, 2007
The director, Rob Bowman, is not some TV hack; his work is thrillingly kinetic.
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-
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 4, 2003
What UFO conspiracy movie would be complete without a scene of the heroes running through a cornfield with helicopters chasing them?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This movie is thrilling and delightfully complex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The whole enterprise is constructed of equal parts brains and heart -- and the end result shows a high degree of commitment and affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The X-Files isn't likely to go down in history as as great sci-fi flick, but it harbors enough good fun to qualify as a jolt of sprightly, brainless summer entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
This sci-fi thriller delivers the goods.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The paradox of both the show and the movie is that, like its investigative protagonists, it is both hysterically paranoid and rigorously rational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
This first episode works well enough. Underneath the murk, the darkness, the desperation, the blood and the gruesome autopsies, lies a golden heart of goofy fun and satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
I'm a huge devotee of the series, so it's a little tough to be objective, but I think the movie is self-contained enough not to confuse those who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Despite its complexity, it is fun to watch the story unfold.
| Original Score: 74/100
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