I am Number Four

I am Number Four
I am Number Four
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 2011
Rotten33%
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Three are dead. Who is Number Four? From director D.J. Caruso and producer Michael Bay comes this gripping, action-packed thriller. John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him. Living with his guardian (Timothy Olyphant) in the small town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events: his first love, powerful new abilities and a secret connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. I Am Number Four is an explosive, suspense-filled ride that will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten33%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Guardian
Philip French
Rotten

The logic is dodgy, and the most frightening aspect is the sequel promised at the end.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

If Pettyfer and Agron were less amorphous figureheads, and there had been a better script, the enj...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

The setting is the sleepy American town of Dullsville.

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
Sean O'Connell
Rotten

The young "Four" cast appears to have been plucked from an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue - which i...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Dominic Radcliffe
Rotten

It's not really dreadful but it's not really enough.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sci-fi thriller/teen romance isn't as good as the book.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sci-fi thriller based on the best-selling young adult novel by Pittacus Lore is heavy on suspense and action, some of which may be too intense for younger fans of Glee's Dianna Agron and up-and-coming "it" guy Alex Pettyfer. In addition to the movie's action/violence (which includes fights, weapons, and menacing killers), expect some swearing (including "s--t" and "a--hole"), scenes depicting high-school bullying (taunts, shoves, pranks), implied teen drinking, and a bit of kissing/flirty banter.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:February 18, 2011
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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