By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)
Rent or buy The X-Files: I Want to Believe here OR purchase the entire set of nine TV seasons and two filmshere.
I don’t know why this was so poorly reviewed by critics generally. Perhaps people were expecting this to finally tie up all the loose plot threads the show left undone. Instead, this is a standalone suspense mystery that plays out like a director’s cut of a good episode. It’s genuinely scary, it’s pretty well-acted, it’s smart and unsettling. And as much as I tire of George W. Bush jokes, there’s one here that’s quite clever. All in all, if you like The X-Files, or if you just like to get creeped out, it’s hard to go wrong here. ***1/2 (out of five) Rated PG-13 for moderate profanity and some violence.
Are you an X-Files fan? Check out my interviews with William B. Davis (“The Smoking Man”) and Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) at Salt Lake Comic-Con‘s FanX event!
Jonathan Decker is the clinical director of Your Family Expert. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, husband, and father of five. Jonathan earned a masters degree in family therapy from Auburn University as well as a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University. He is an actor, author, and television personality.