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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 171 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 41 out of 171

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  1. Sep 4, 2011
    3
    After years off our screens, Mulder and Scully returned for an extended mystery. The result...boring. The final couple of X-Files seasons were pretty poor, and a few years away clearly hadn't done the franchise any good.
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47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. 63
    The Carter and Spotnitz's credit, such weighty concerns aren't the stuff of most mainstream genre movies. But they're also not sufficiently gripping to transform a middling thriller into something truly provocative or haunting.
  2. 50
    An exercise in mediocrity. It's curious how little of the TV series' charm and appeal can be found in this uneven, plodding excuse for a reunion.
  3. The story is shockingly ordinary. The movie plays like an extended mediocre episode of the X-Files TV show or, for that matter, even a contemporary crime series such as CSI.