The X-Files - Fight the Future
The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998)

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,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 19, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 4, 1999
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Results may vary for newcomers, but fans of the series will enjoy its big-screen transition.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The X-Files movie is really just a two-hour teaser for the series's sixth season. And little else.

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Todd McCarthy

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.

Grace Duffy
The Mary Sue

It's the perfect summation of the first five seasons and it is WONDERFUL. It captures everything that makes the show great: intrigue, suspicion, action, partnership, loyalty, friendship and-yes!-love.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Dark, funny, paranoid, arbitrary, humming with tamped-down eroticism and in love with all things weird: That's the good news.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Only two scenes in this spin-off are worth the time of followers of the TV series.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Stylish, scary, sardonically funny and at times just plain gross.

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David Edelstein

The director, Rob Bowman, is not some TV hack; his work is thrillingly kinetic.

Jeremy Heilman

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A young boy in Texas is infected by a mysterious contageon and when it seems as if an entire office building is destroyed by a phoney terrorist attack just to… More
Jason Owens
I was definitely in the minority when I saw this film. I had never watched the TV show. But I loved the movie, and it made me wish I had watched the show.
Alex roy
After The success of the show, it was obvious that a film would conclude it's terrific run. X Files: Fight The Future is a terrific Sci Fi Horror film with… More
Dean King
This is an ok film which does follow some of the events from the series but not as good as I had hoped.
Tony Gandía
Released in between two seasons, Fight the Future was a sad cop-out that only true fans could enjoy (I am one of them).
Al S
A teriffic film. A brilliant T.V to film adaptation of this classic sci-fi series. It's a smart, sharp, sensational and intelligent edge of your seat… More