The X-Files

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Brilliant sci-fi drama for brave teens and up.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 64 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Amazing cult classic serise

Some times you’ll be watching it and thinking how can this be scary then suddenly a episode will come on and depending on who you are be scared from your head to your toes, amazing must watch 9/10

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 13+

Classic Sci-fi Show You Need To Watch

The X Files IS a show Where Unexplained Stuff happens Like UFOS ,Aliens, And I think ghosts But mostly Aliens... most of the eps are 12s you can get some eps that are 15s like s5 a couple are 15s the violence in this show is mild not massively violent it depends witch episode your watching this show is scary but not scary like the nowdays horror shows like the exorcist it's mild as an old show the real rating is 12 and 15 if you have the dvds like me you will have discs that are 12s and 15s , My Rating : 13 + Violence 5/10 mild Language 4/10 Sex 0/10 Drugs Use and references 0/10 Scariness 7/10 Mild ( Aliens ,...) Let your kid watch this at 13 it's completely fine

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