The X-Files

The X-Files

Rob Bowman (1998)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The TV phenomenon of the 1990s makes an effortless transition to the big screen, and, while the plot remains firmly grounded in the themes of the series, the uninitiated should not feel put off, as this plays equally well as a classy conspiracy thriller. Here, intrepid FBI duo Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) investigate an explosion at a federal building and stumble across the biggest alien cover-up in the world's history. Director Rob Bowman (who has also worked on the series) is faithful to the show's paranoiac roots, but gleefully opens the action out to stage some spectacular set pieces. He is well served by his leads, and by the likes of Martin Landau, Armin Mueller-Stahl and John Neville.


FBI special agents Mulder and Scully are reassigned from their paranormal investigations to deal with a terrorist attack on a government building. They discover the bombing is an attempt to cover up the existence of an alien virus that threatens all life on Earth. Sci-fi thriller based on the TV series, starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Cast & Crew

Special Agent Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Special Agent Dana Scully Gillian Anderson
Well-Manicured Man John Neville
Cigarette-Smoking Man William B Davis
Dr Alvin Kurtzweil Martin Landau
FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Strughold Armin Mueller-Stahl
Lone Gunman Ringo Langley Dean Haglund
Lone Gunman Melvin Frohike Tom Braidwood
Lone Gunman John Byers Bruce Harwood
Director Rob Bowman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video and DVD