I Am Number Four The IMAX Experience Synopsis
An alien with extraordinary abilities poses as an ordinary human to evade those sent to kill him.

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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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50

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...
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50

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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50

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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50

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...
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Movieline

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...
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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...
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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...
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NPR

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...
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summer movie in the winter

By gallynuts
this movie is a summer blockbuster in the off season. I went and saw a sneak preview and i was blown away by the production quality and amazing storyline....

This movie kicks butt, no joke

By SusanJessen
Very intense movie really entertaining the whole time. I really liked Timothy Olyphant in the crazies and he did great here too. You can watch it at [BLOCKED WEBSITE].com...

Great special effect

By bluebird_boulevard
The movie with the IMAX special effect that was really great and the good thing is that I did not need to wear a pair of glasses that often sucks. But I felt a little bored with more than a first...

Good movie, story, effects, soundtrack

By armymanny
Really liked this movie and the story it told. Great effects...and the cast was kinda cute!! Go see it...I can't wait for part II......

Enjoyable movie 4/5 stars

By btrue2self
Despite what I was reading regarding this movie (other reviews) I enjoyed this movie. Many sci-fi movies are poorly done with bad acting. Not true in this case, well done and fun to watch...

I enjoyed it, but...

By celibatedog
I Am Number Four suffered from the usual problems of a film of this genre. Although John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is only 20, there is no way he would ever pass as a high school student. He played the...

Great movie overall

By broyer1591
This movie had a little bit of everything: action, romance, some sudden instances of shock scary, and some real bad*** moments. Yes, it can kinda resemble Twilight in some ways with the teenage love...

Must See

By jhatala
Solid movie, highly recommend!...

Good moive- I give this a "2" + a GO See cutie's stars... ** Pettyfer/McAuliffe - Go See in IMAX

By BillyNYC
Extraordinary teen John Smith (21yo Alex Pettyfer - very hot!) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian...

I want my money and time back.

By FavoredByTheOdds
The Romulans hunt for the kids that Escaped From Witch Mountain, as my friend so eloquently put it....

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of action, intense sequences of violence and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Sci-fi thriller/teen romance isn't as good as the book.
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