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Critic reviews for Kitten
It feels like there was a lot of opportunity here that was ultimately wasted.
Casting [Haley Joel] Osment, expert at unnerving creepiness, in a dual role as father and son is a perfect embodiment of the story's themes of stagnancy.
Guest star Haley Joel Osment added a sprinkle of spice to an otherwise humdrum outing in "Kitten" -- a chapter centered on Skinner's experience with experimental fear gas in Vietnam.
Tonight's episode was solid. Not the best of this season, but certainly not the worst.
"Kitten" does a lot of things right and it manages to be one of the better X-Files episodes from this season, but there are still plenty of rough patches in this installment.
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