• The X-Files (1998)

The X-Files

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 1999

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

In a small Texas town, a mysterious black substance emanating from the remains of a prehistoric human engulfs a young boy and his rescuers. Later, FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are in Dallas to disarm a bomb set to detonate inside a federal facility. Unfortunately the bomb explodes -- leaving four inside dead. Mulder and Scully then receive a tip that the disaster was a government effort to cover-up an alien virus linked to the boy's death.

Cast: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Blythe Danner, William B. Davis, John Neville, Mitch Pileggi

Director: Rob Bowman

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Pursuit , Engaging , Investigation , Mystery , Cool , 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Neither true believers nor newcomers to the phenomenon will be disappointed. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    This is more than enough material for two hours of summer-movie fun, and The X-Files delivers said fun reasonably well. The action scenes are bigger and bolder than their small-screen counterparts. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

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