The X-Files - Fight the Future Reviews

February 5, 2018
I came close to getting very excited on several different occasions, and that's saying something when you consider that I thought the experience would be more like participating in a card game that's beyond my comprehension.
February 5, 2018
I predict you'll be pleasantly surprised, and may even find yourself in front of the TV on Sunday nights with the rest of us X-Files groupies.
May 19, 2008
The X-Files movie is really just a two-hour teaser for the series's sixth season. And little else.
May 19, 2008
Dark, funny, paranoid, arbitrary, humming with tamped-down eroticism and in love with all things weird: That's the good news.
May 19, 2008
Stylish, scary, sardonically funny and at times just plain gross.
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.
May 19, 2008
Only two scenes in this spin-off are worth the time of followers of the TV series.
June 8, 2007
The director, Rob Bowman, is not some TV hack; his work is thrillingly kinetic.
February 9, 2006
The truth may be out there, but it's certainly not in here.
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.
June 18, 2002
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are enormously sympathetic heroes.
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?
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
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?
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.
January 1, 2000
An enigma wrapped in a conundrum sealed in a plain brown vapor-lock baggie that -- wonder of wonders! -- actually makes a fair amount of sense.
January 1, 2000
One of the season's more lightly enjoyable mainstream offerings.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
It's a two-hour episode of the show, except with better production values and a nicer wardrobe for Scully.