The X Files

The X Files

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Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonisation of Earth.

1998Rating: PG-13121 minsCanada, USATen Thirteen Productions, 20th Century Fox
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The X Files | Reviews

67%72 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

As pure movie, The X-Files more or less works. As a story, it needs a sequel, a prequel, and Cliff Notes.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The... film strains to involve as many familiar elements as possible.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

(It is) essentially a supersize episode that ignores a slew of fifth-season developments and adds yet another monster to the mix, one that owes a striking debt to ALIEN.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The X-Files does offer a bunch of old-fashioned, visceral pleasures.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The film awkwardly attempts to fill in five years’ worth of back story...

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Time Out

Time Out

Those who have never seen the series may be at a loss to fathom the appeal of the Duchovny-Anderson duo.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are enormously sympathetic heroes.

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Variety

Variety

(It) serves up set-pieces and a measure of scope that are beyond TV size but remain rather underwhelming by feature standards.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

As a movie, The X-Files is studiously lurid and watchable hokum, but that’s all it is.

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CNN

CNN

Martin Landau is wonderful as a "man who knows too much."

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The X Files | Release Details

The X Files is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.