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The X-Files: Season 11 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Though it may not make many new believers, The X-Files' return to business as usual is a refreshing upgrade from the show's underwhelming previous outing.


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'The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal. The tales were spooky and well-written, but the long-running cult favorite's strength was a gallery of intriguing (when they weren't just enigmatic) characters, and the dynamic---and intense bond---between believer Mulder and skeptic Scully.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Barbara Hershey
as Erika Price
Miles Robbins
as Jackson Van De Kamp
Annabeth Gish
as Monica Reyes
James Pickens Jr.
as Alvin Kersh
Sarah Jeffery
as Brianna Stapleton
Karin Konoval
as Little Judy Poundstone/Little Chucky Poundstone
Brian Huskey
as Reggie Something
Fiona Vroom
as Barbara Beaumont/Sitcom Barbara
Haley Joel Osment
as Davey James
Dean Haglund
as Richard 'Ringo' Langly
Alex Carter
as Chief Strong
Madeleine Arthur
as Sarah Arthur
Erin Chambers
as Anna Strong
Ben Wilkinson
as Dean Cavalier
Cory Rempel
as Young Walter Skinner
Jere Burns
as Dr. Randolph Luvenis
Jared Ager-Foster
as Arkie Seavers
Andrew Roshkov
as Commander Al
Jared Ager-Foster
as Arkie Seavers
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Officer Eggers
Chris Owen
as Jeffrey Spender
Carlena Britch
as Juliet 'La Avispa' Bocanegra
Dejan Loyola
as Agent Colquitt
Bill Dow
as Pangborn
Micaela Aquilera
as Olivia Bocanegra
Brendan Patrick Connor
as Sherriff Mac Stenzler
Roger R. Cross
as Officer Wentworth
Lossen Chambers
as Nurse Peggy Easton
Joel McHale
as Tad O'Malley
Justin Louis
as Detective Costa
Fabiloa Colmenero
as Josephine Bocanegra
Alison Araya
as Nurse Vickie Easton
Ken Godmere
as Melvin Peter
Denise Dowse
as Dr. Babsi Russel
Jeremy Jones
as Sergeant
Robbie Amell
as Agent Miller
Sharon Taylor
as Diana Eggers
Aidan Kahn
as Agent Colquitt
Lauren Ambrose
as Agent Einstein
Albert Nicholas
as Agent Bill Bludworth
Anjali Jay
as Dr. Joyet
Sean Campbell
as Officer Sean
Emma Oliver
as Emily Strong
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files: Season 11

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (10)

Certainly if you are among those of us who will never stop wanting to believe, more time with our beloved alien chasers as they trade barbs while battling beasties is always cause for celebration.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 11 so far isn't flawless, but it's a lively, character-focused affair that feels far more unified than we'd ever anticipated, a massive improvement over Season 10 that gives us genuine hope for the second half.

December 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

True believers who have devoured most if not all of the 208 previous episodes likely will find it thrilling simply to be strung along anew.

January 3, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

After a ragged start, X gets down to business, and the result is mostly pleasurable.

December 29, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As brilliant as Dana Scully is, and as badly as young women have needed her over the years, she remains frustratingly beyond the grasp of the men who write her.

November 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.25/5 | Full Review…

Fortunately, the follow-up season is a vast improvement.

August 15, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 11

The X-Files gets back on track in a limited 10-episode eleventh season. Retconning the Season 10 finale as a vision, Mulder and Scully get back to work investigating paranormal cases involving doppelgangers, mind control drugs, and witchcraft. Still, there are a couple of mythology episodes about Mulder and Scully searching for their son William; believing that he's the key to stopping the apocalyptic plague from Scully's vision. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson give strong performances, and there are some interesting guest stars, including Barbara Hershey and Haley Joel Osment. However, Duchovny and Anderson's age is showing and the show isn't as vibrant as it once was (recycling ideas from previous episodes). Season 11 may be the end of The X-Files (at least this iteration of it), and if so it serves as a fitting coda for the series (though not a particularly strong one).


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