The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Rating: A-III (PG-13)
Second big-screen version of the long-running TV series in which two former FBI agents, one now a full-time doctor (Gillian Anderson) and the other a fugitive (David Duchovny), are recruited by a current bureau official (Amanda Peet) to work with a purportedly psychic disgraced priest (Billy Connolly) to solve a kidnapping. Director and co-writer Chris Carter’s rather ordinary film touches on issues of faith, forgiveness and medical ethics, but treats them only superficially as it pursues an unlikely, somewhat ghoulish plotline. Action violence, surgical gore including severed limbs and body parts, implied nonmarital relationship, sexual references, occasional crude and crass language and a profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.