The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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"To find the truth, you must believe."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 5.9  (93,774)
  • 47

The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a 2008 supernatural thriller movie directed by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Billy Connolly. It is the second feature film based on the popular television series and serves as a standalone story that is set after the series finale. The movie opens with FBI agents Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) being called back to duty after years of being estranged from the agency. They are asked to help with the investigation of the disappearance of an FBI agent. The case comes to their attention when a former priest and convicted pedophile, Father Joseph (Billy Connolly), claims to have visions about the missing agent and leads the FBI to his burial site.

Mulder and Scully's involvement in the case is complicated by their personal relationship, as well as Scully's conflicting commitments to her work and her ailing partner. As they dig deeper into the case, they discover that the disappearance of the FBI agent is not an isolated incident and that there are other women who have gone missing in the area.

As the investigation progresses, Mulder and Scully encounter resistance from the FBI, who is unwilling to consider paranormal explanations for the case. Meanwhile, they are also dealing with their own personal demons, including the trauma of past cases and the challenges of their complex relationship.

The movie features strong performances from its lead actors, particularly Duchovny and Anderson, who bring depth and nuance to their iconic roles. The chemistry between the two characters is as strong as ever, and the movie explores their relationship in new and interesting ways. Billy Connolly also delivers a standout performance as the enigmatic Father Joseph, a man who is both sympathetic and unsettling.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe has been criticized for its slow pacing and lack of action compared to the earlier X-Files movie. However, the movie's focus on character development and exploration of the supernatural make it an engaging and compelling entry in the series.

Overall, The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a satisfying addition to the X-Files franchise that will appeal to both long-time fans and newcomers. The movie doesn't require prior knowledge of the series, but it rewards those who are familiar with the characters and their history. It's a thoughtful and thought-provoking movie that invites viewers to consider the mysteries of the universe and the power of faith.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 47.

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