The X-Files - Fight the Future
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This 60-million-dollar science fiction suspense drama (marketed with an additional 25 million dollars), was adapted from the popular TV series The X-Files -- arriving in theaters while the Emmy-winning series was still being aired, continuing plot threads familiar to many of the series' 25 million viewers, and featuring several familiar recurring characters introduced during the previous five TV seasons. In 15,000 B.C., a strange creature attacks a caveman. Cut to present day, when a boy at the same North Texas spot falls into a pit and is contaminated by a black substance. When a bomb… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The X-Files movie is really just a two-hour teaser for the series's sixth season. And little else."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Chris Carter had the daunting task of pleasing fans of the show, while at the same time not alienating those new to it. It's a balancing act that he mostly achieved, but in the end it's probably best enjoyed by those who are already fans."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
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"If you watch the show religiously, you've probably already seen it this weekend."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Dark, funny, paranoid, arbitrary, humming with tamped-down eroticism and in love with all things weird: That's the good news."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Only two scenes in this spin-off are worth the time of followers of the TV series."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"I want to believe this latest X-Files film was created for a reason other than financial reward, but I find it difficult to guess at what that reason might have been."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Some fans will be pleased, others annoyed and endless online discussion will be generated, while X virgins will most likely wonder what all the fuss is about."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Production-wise, the film is pretty slick with large budget F/X helping the upscale television production."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Stylish, scary, sardonically funny and at times just plain gross."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The director, Rob Bowman, is not some TV hack; his work is thrillingly kinetic."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"...lives up to the standard set by its small-screen predecessor's superb early seasons."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One big, vaguely ominous blur, in which nothing really seems to be at stake except Chris Carter's future as a movie creator."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"... dumbed down and flattened out"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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