The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 3

Hungry (21 Nov. 1999)
"The X Files" Hungry (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 937 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Rob Roberts has an addiction to human brains. As he tries to control this overpowering hunger and turn his life around, Mulder and Scully try to find out who the brain-eating monster is.

Director:

Writers:

(creator),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2286 titles
created 25 Aug 2011
 
a list of 910 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 12 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 13 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hungry (21 Nov 1999)

Hungry (21 Nov 1999) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The X-Files.
« Previous Episode | 142 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Robert 'Rob' Roberts (as Chad E. Donella)
...
Derwood Spinks
...
Dr. Mindy Rinehart
Lois Foraker ...
Sylvia Jassy
...
Mr. Rice - 'Lucky Boy' Manager
...
Donald Pankow - Hungry Guy
Kerry Zook ...
Lucy - 'Lucky Boy' Employee
Steve Kiziak ...
Steve Kiziak
...
Motivational Speaker
...
Woman at O.A.
Edit

Storyline

Rob Roberts has an addiction to human brains. As he tries to control this overpowering hunger and turn his life around, Mulder and Scully try to find out who the brain-eating monster is.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1999 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The only episode to be told solely from the point of view of the protagonist. We only see Mulder and Scully when he comes into contact with them. See more »

Goofs

When Robert examines his teeth in the mirror, the reflection of a crew member can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Rob' Roberts: [to Mulder & Scully] I'm sorry, but this is just good cop, insane cop.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Doesn't satisfy my X-Files appetite
11 April 2007 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

For me, season seven does not start out strongly. The Sixth Extinction episodes are two of the weakest mythology episodes I've seen. Hungry immediately follows and does not deliver. Hungry is written by Vince Gilligan, my favorite X-Files writer. In this episode, he attempts something different; having the story told from the villain's point of view and not Mulder and Scully's. Now, I appreciate Vince trying to do something different, but it doesn't work for me. Turning Mulder and Scully into secondary characters is a mistake. Their bantering back and forth is such an integral part of the series, that when gone, is very noticeable. Once again, Mulder assumes the role of Columbo, as he did in "Terms of Endearment" from season six. It's tedious this time around. Mulder makes an extreme leap to what's really happening very early in the episode, even early for Mulder. And if Mulder is a secondary character, Scully is almost non-existent and just calmly goes along with Mulder's ideas. I felt that Vince Gilligan wanted us to feel sympathy for Rob Roberts with his "aw shucks" mannerisms. I felt none for him. He's still a killer. Who I did feel sympathy for was Derwood Spinks, excellently cast by the way. An ex-convict trying to integrate back into society again, ruined by a murder investigation in which he is innocent. Rob seeing brains in the hamburger patties and in the texture of the bald man's head were nice touches to show his hunger. With Mulder and Scully playing secondary characters and the show focusing on an unsympathetic character instead, this episode left me "Hungry" for a better episode.


14 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Duane Barry really abducted by Aliens? jpoliveira-79
Episodes with Moby in them? Pangaeus
After watching season 1 and 2 here are my impressions HenryLongside
How many times have you watched the entire series w/o skipping an ep? xplorer813
What year did the X-Files really begin to gain popularity? Stinkbags
Are christmas carol/Emily mythology episodes hucampos
Discuss Hungry (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?