The X-Files: I Want to Believe
(USA, 2008, 102 minutes)
Former FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, now leading civilian lives, are asked back to help find a missing agent whose whereabouts seem to be known by a disgraced priest that claims to have psychic visions. This belated second big-screen outing for the cult TV series of the 1990s is essentially a longer, cleverly-scripted stand-alone episode that makes good use of the lengthy break since the series' finale and retains its traditional thoughtful spookiness, but never truly comes together as a movie.
Twentieth Century-Fox presents a Ten Thirteen production; made in association with Dune Entertainment III. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner, Mitch Pileggi, Callum Keith Rennie. Directed by Chris Carter; produced and written by Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter; music by Mark Snow; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Bill Roe; production designer, Mark Freeborn; costume designer, Lisa Tomczeszyn; film editor, Richard A. Harris.