I Am Number Four
I Am Number Four (2011)

Three are dead. He is Number Four. D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2011
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's positioned as the start of a franchise, but I Am Number Four's familiar plot and unconvincing performances add up to one noisy, derivative, and ultimately forgettable sci-fi thriller.

Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

The young "Four" cast appears to have been plucked from an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue - which isn't an issue until you realize that the characters they're playing are about as thin as the pages in that Gen-Y fashion Bible.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Granted, I Am NumberFour is a little better and makes loads more sense than Eagle Eye, Caruso's most recent vehicle for comely young actors in peril. But neither one has the sass and pluck of Disturbia. Watch that instead.

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Sarah Marrs

Nothing about the movie felt fresh or inventive and it's hard to be interested when you're comparing it constantly to twelve different things that have come before.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The door is left wide open for a sequel, but it's hard to imagine there'll be much call for it.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Pettyfer - a child actor turned model turned self-satisfied hunk - isn't much except blond hair and good cheekbones as our hero.

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Mikel Zorrilla

A horrible mess that embodes the worst from two different worlds, the most sappy teen romance ever and a souless superhero story. [Full review in Spanish]

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The sci-fi-teen romance I Am Number Four is witless, insultingly derivative, muddy-looking, and edited in the hammering epileptic style that marks so many films produced, as this one is, by Michael Bay.

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Laremy Legel

Perhaps February's recent history as a movie "dumping ground" has me feeling overly generous, but "I Am Number Four" was an enjoyable romp.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Though geared towards a young adult audience, I Am Number Four entertains with sleek special effects, scary aliens, and superhero action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A watchable sci fi story with TV teen style acting. Really i could have seen this being on the little screen be it either Disney or CW or something or other.… More
Luke Baldock
I was very pleasantly surprised by this film. In this day and age, everything is trying to be the new teen driving force of fantasy fiction. Usually focussing… More
Jens S.
Decent Sci-Fi young adult adaption that falls short in the world-building aspect. The special effects are great, especially during the spectacular showdown, but… More
Dean King
A decent sci-fi/action flick. It has some cool fights, odd creatures, good SFX and a cool cast. Perfect blockbuster material, not that deep story wise but… More
Christian C
Somewhat interesting plot that could have been more fun than it actually was. Then again, I could look at Pettyfer and drool for hours on end. Good movie?… More
Thomas Johnston
I guess I am just a big enough syfi fan that I found this to be a refreshing "teen", action, syfi movie and I quite enjoyed it.