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I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  18 February 2011 (USA)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.



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Andy Owen ...
Bret (as Andrew Owen)


Extraordinary teen John Smith (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 (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 (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,755,854 (USA) (18 February 2011)


$55,092,830 (USA) (27 May 2011)

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Did You Know?


Teresa Palmer went through three months, four hours a day, six days a week of exercises prior to filming. It included training for sword work, flips, sword fighting and wire work. See more »


When the Mog is lifting John up by the throat with his hand, his thumb and forefinger are resting on John's jaw. When John speaks to him, the Mog's hand is suddenly much lower, but in the subsequent shot the hand is back in its original place. See more »


[first lines]
Drew: [to Daniel] You know, showboating like that just make you look desperate.
Kern: Yeah, "Look at me. I can flip my ski."
Kern: Pathetic.
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Clouds blow over the DreamWorks SKG logo which then reveals a shot from space See more »


References Hannah Montana (2006) See more »


Written by Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill
Performed by Kings of Leon
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I am another Cliché
6 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not a bad film. It's just not that great. The story feels a bit weak and there are so many plot holes it takes away part of the enjoyment. I also found myself un interested in the characters, apart from the dog, but who doesn't love a cute dog? It just seemed to be cliché after cliché after cliché. I have to remind myself I didn't go to watch shawshank redemption 2 or a William Shakespeare film adaptation. Instead I watched 90 odd minutes of blah. Good special effects and action sequences plus the added bonus of eye candy were just enough to save it. Just.

If you go to see "I am number four" I suggest you leave your brain at home then sit back and enjoy the pretty lights and moving pictures. Don't expect much and you might actually enjoy it.

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