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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  25 July 2008 (USA)
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Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

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Storyline

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent. Written by J. Spurlin

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Um die Wahrheit zu verstehen, musst du glauben. (To understand the truth, you have to believe.) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,021,753 (USA) (25 July 2008)

Gross:

$20,981,633 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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Trivia

This movie is dedicated to Randy Stone, the casting agent who cast the pilot of The X-Files (1993), and who found David Duchovny to play Mulder and Gillian Anderson to play Scully. Stone died in 2007. See more »

Goofs

While Father Joesph is hospital, the heart monitoring equipment on him is place incorrectly. The black lead should be on his right shoulder not green as seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Dana Scully: What are you doing?
Fox Mulder: Trying to ignore you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening when the 20th Century Fox logo comes on and fades away, the X in "FOX" lingers a little longer and is the last letter to fade off. See more »

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Soundtracks

Movin' On Up
(1975)
Written by Jeff Barry and Ja'net DuBois (as Jeannette DuBois)
Performed by Ja'net DuBois (as Ja'Net DuBois)
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Weak, there is no point to it
30 July 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The X-Files, one of the most famous television shows that ended in 2002, had a movie in 2000, just came out with a sequel. To be honest, I was wondering why, I know that there are still fans that are shaking to see their favorite agents back, but the story was weak and felt like another episode, just an extended one. Now I did enjoy The X-Files series, I also did like the first X-Files film, so I felt like maybe this was going to be big and have an exciting story, but instead we have just another episode that is trying to have the Saw edge and gross people out. We also have some added characters that are just weak, for example Xzibit as a one dimensional character who is just flat and typical, also, it's Xzibit, I don't know what casting director was thinking "he's perfect", no offense to this guy, but he should stick to his day job. David and Gillain are also off track and don't have the same chemistry as they did in the series.

Fox Mulder has been requested back by the FBI to help them with a case of missing female FBI agents, he meets a priest/pedophile/psychic who is also helping the FBI out with the case. Dana Scully has decided to stay with her current career as a doctor who is struggling to save a little boy's brain disease. But Fox wants her back in work with him and together they discover the darker world that is happening with these missing FBI agents and the Russian black market.

The X Files: I Want to Believe is over all not a bad movie by any means, but it's at this point that it seems like the writers were not even trying. Also with David and Gillain, I like to call this movie The X Files: I Want a Paycheck, because they just didn't put their hearts into this and you can tell very much, I thought David hated the series, you think he would have been more stubborn or at least would have read the script first before the paycheck. As far as for the fans, I'd recommend that you just do the matinée, it's not a full price ticket movie, it's just an extended episode, the ending is anti-climatic and this was just pointless.

5/10


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