The X-Files: Season 11 Reviews

February 5, 2018
Once we were charmed by this gloriously imaginative fiction, but with this latest iteration Chris Carter has only managed to weave a tapestry of unparalleled nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2018
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 4, 2018
Season 11... is still uneven, but far more satisfying than the warmed-over mysteries of last season.
January 3, 2018
It's a pleasant, clever, and sometimes inspired reunion with old friends who were right on the verge of wearing out their welcome when they suddenly reminded you of all the reasons why you loved them in the first place.
January 3, 2018
It comes off less as an exercise in brand revival and more a genuine new season of "The X-Files."
January 3, 2018
As agents Mulder and Scully, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson continue to sporadically exhibit those qualities that made the series pop, from his droll asides to her intensity and skepticism.
January 3, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 3, 2018
The X-Files still produces excellent stand-alone TV episodes -- tremendously entertaining hours with the show's familiar blend of spookiness, self-deprecating humor and cleverly conceptual in-jokes that only the initiated can really appreciate.
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December 30, 2017
After a ragged start, X gets down to business, and the result is mostly pleasurable.
December 29, 2017
Since the show is Chris Carter's baby and he isn't going anywhere or loosening up on the reins, you either find the bursts of inspiration and spookiness worth the plodding stretches of perfunctory mythology or you don't.
December 15, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+