Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Brit hunk Alex Pettyfer has grown into a solid and quite interesting lead to build this potential sci-fi movie series around.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A well-made, reasonably diverting night at the multiplex that will seem overly familiar to everyone except teenage girls.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie is a mixed bag, with many of the elements fun and intriguing, but since this is also a Michael Bay-produced movie, CG monsters and cartoon bad guys gum up a third act.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
With clunky dialogue...I Am Number Four puts the burden on its special effects (passable) and the chemistry between Pettyfer and Agron.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Four is so cobbled with bits of other sci-fi and comic-book movies, there's little to distinguish it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Best reason to stay home and rent "Disturbia": I Am Number Four is a little better and makes loads more sense than "Eagle Eye." But neither has the sass and pluck of "Disturbia."
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By Michelle Orange
It's tailored more to a gamer's eyes and expectations than a moviegoer's. On the whole the scenes play like levels, with one connecting in only the most basic way to the next.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
I Am Number Four, with its gangly title, seems like a dimwitted cousin to those hipper properties - a Superman-come-lately tale of puppy love, extraordinary powers and puberty that's duller than a chalkboard and less powerful than an extraneous Jonas brother.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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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By Bob Mondello
I Am Number Four's CGI sequences are murky and dark, its performances negligible, its script genuinely inept. There is, I should note, a puppy, which arguably keeps the film this side of completely unbearable, but just barely.
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36 out of 100
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