Only for the most devoted of fans. Somehow this movie feels like an overlong, dragged extended episode of the show. Only Mitch Pileggi manage to give this corpse some life when he suddenly arrives to the scene saving the day. Hardly the reunion movie that anyone asked for as both the style and pace has become enormously predictable.
The problem with this film is that, plot wise and in terms of production values, it felt like just a regular monster-of-the-week episode from the series that was stretched to last longer. I found it to be a decent thriller, but at the time I was expecting something more. Then again, opening at the box office during the summer of 2008 at the same time as "The Dark Knight" was not a smart move in terms of distribution.
About on par with a below-average episode. While not as polished as the first film, there's some effective atmosphere with some nice chilly imagery from director Chris Carter and cinematographer Bill Roe, and there's some solid performances - but the plot is awkwardly paced and bogged down by ponderous subplots. Maybe worth watching for die-hard fans of the series, but ultimately underwhelming.