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The X-Files

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Rob Bowman

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Plot Summary

Based on the award-winning television series, The X-Files feature film follows FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully as they are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building and the secrets buried inside. The X-Files movie delves deeply into the series' mythology, further exploring the intrinsic relationship between Mulder and Scully, and ultimately exposes the truth behind a project that threatens to irrevocably alter the future of mankind.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 69
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Conspiracy theorists, consider this: What if the hush-hush atmosphere and Internet mania surrounding the first X-Files feature film were part of a giant plot to hide the uneventfulness of one more summertime sci-fi fizzle? – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: 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, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's a two-hour episode of the show, except with better production values and a nicer wardrobe for Scully. – Joyce Millman,, Jun 8, 2007

Fresh: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are enormously sympathetic heroes. – Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Where's the TV show?

God they would make so much money if they put the entire TV series on iTunes.

About time!

I've been an X Files fan since day one.I loved the movie I'm so glad iTunes finally came around. Now if only we could buy it not just rent it.....

A decent film but a weak X-files...

This film marked the beginning of the end for the series. The season after the film's release lost focus and eventually lost Mulder, ending with a unsatisfying season finale a few years later. Fight The Future didn't successfully bridge the gap between dedicated fan and newcomer. And stop blaming Apple for not being able to buy, it's up to the studios that release the film. They'd offer to buy and rent if they could, like they already do for some films.

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