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Three are dead. He is Number Four. John Smith is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri. John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life changing events, his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
Action Sci-Fi - This is an effects-heavy science fiction action adventure aimed at
teens and young adults. Fans of Glee may be disappointed by
Dianna Agron's fairly limited role. Some action sequences and effects
are too intense for young children.
PROFANITY: 9 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights with super-powers; bloodless shootings and stabbings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some teen drinking. ACTION: Chases, fights, explosions. COMEDY: Some comic lines and animal humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average "I Am Number Four" is shameless and unnecessary. That's sad, when a movie casts aside all shame, demonstrates itself willing to rip off anything that might attract audiences, and nevertheless fails. What we have here is a witless attempt to merge the "Twilight" formula with the Michael Bay formula.
USA TodayFull Review Average Four is so cobbled with bits of other sci-fi and comic-book movies, there's little to distinguish it. And that's not nearly enough to save a peach-fuzzed superhero.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 112 moviegoers:
TEENS:Better than half the males and females loved "I Am Number Four." Most of the rest rated it "Very Good," which indicates an above average movie they enjoyed very much. Only a small percentage rated it as low as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All the males enjoyed "I Am Number Four" very much with most loving it. The female reviews were also high but about 20% of them only rated it as average, which is somewhat low.
ADULTS:About a quarter of the guys loved it and another quarter rated it average to poor. Fortunately, most rated it "Very Good," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. The female reviews are even better. Over half of the ladies loved it with another quarter rating it above average. Only a few rated it as low as average.
An extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.