so it's not an incredible film really and has its flaws but as I'm a fan of the series, it's very enjoyable and was in my eyes, still quite good. it does feel like an elongated episode of the show but I don't object to that strongly. the chemistry between Scully and Mulder was especially well-done, I almost think that that itself was stronger than the plot itself
I really don't understand why this movie was so panned by critics. It's an hidden gem for fans of this genre and the television series. Simply put, this is one of the best TV to cinema adaptations I've ever seen.
As a die-hard fan of the X-Files I really liked this film, it's like a grand-scale 120-minute episode of the show. It ties in nicely with the end of season 5 and the beginning of season 6, but I think it also works nicely as a stand-alone sci-fi flick.
Yes, it is a longer episode of the show, but as a huge fan of The X-Files, what an episode it is! I love the widescreen compositions; the show always had a cinematic flair, and it's rare to see a film of this type be so artfully done, but what a joy it is!
This is a fun film, taking a regular X-Files episode set up and injecting it with a dose of Hollywood. I imagine this was a treat for people at the time to see it in a theater and experience the shift from 4:3 at home to 2.35:1 in Dolby Surround. The X-Files handles its mystery and knowledge with expertise and builds on that here, knowing exactly when to leave. I wish there was a little more of those aliens though.
At the height of the "X-Files" craze in the middle of the fifth and sixth season came this film that goes so deep into the conspiracy mythology of the series that it is sadly totally unaccessible for non-fans. Great production values and an acting duo that could do their roles in sleep is the main reason for seeing this film. The best scene is at the beginning though with a defusing of a bomb.