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I Am Number Four (2011)

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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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D.J. Caruso

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Alfred Gough (screenplay), Miles Millar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Pettyfer ... John
Timothy Olyphant ... Henri
Teresa Palmer ... Number 6
Dianna Agron ... Sarah
Callan McAuliffe ... Sam
Kevin Durand ... Mogadorian Commander
Jake Abel ... Mark
Jeff Hochendoner ... Sheriff James
Patrick Sebes ... Kevin
Greg Townley ... Number 3
Reuben Langdon ... Number 3's Guardian
Emily Wickersham ... Nicole
Molly McGinnis Molly McGinnis ... Receptionist
Brian Howe ... Frank
Andy Owen Andy Owen ... Bret (as Andrew Owen)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Number Four: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,755,854, 18 February 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,100,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,878,437
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As stated in the goofs, the sheriff uniforms are incorrect, but on top of that, the U.S.A. flag on their jackets' shoulder faces forward. While there is technically no wrong way to wear the American flag on a uniform according to the U.S. Flag Code, most law enforcement agencies follow the practice of the U.S. Army, which, when wearing the flag on a sleeve, orients the blue star field to the front of uniform. See more »

Goofs

When John throws the football back at Mark's friend, Sarah is just getting her camera out and doesn't take pictures of John until after he throws the football; however, when John looks at her website later, there is a sequence of photos of him throwing the football. See more »

Quotes

[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."
[scoffs]
Kern: Pathetic.
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Crazy Credits

Clouds blow over the DreamWorks SKG logo which then reveals a shot from space See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Rolling In The Deep
Written by Adele and Paul Epworth
Performed by Adele
Courtesy of Columbia Records/XL Recordings Limited
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Twilight with balls
21 March 2011 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

Do you know that old movie rule that you subconsciously decide whether you're going to enjoy a film or not within the first ten minutes? Well, it wasn't true this time, because after the opening sequence, I was pretty sure I was going to hate "I Am Number Four". Thankfully, I was in for a pleasant surprise.

It all starts with bad CGI-monsters and some guys in Star Trek make-up chasing people around in the jungle. We then cut to some jocks doing tricks on jet skis and some bland blonde girls admiring them - and I thought this is going to be terrible. Then the story picks up and the movie gets better from there.

The story involves a couple of characters and mysteries, but is never too complicated. After the initial jet ski scene, the main character actually turns out to be played quite charmingly by Alex Pettyfer. He's supported by his mentor/protector (solid as always: Timothy Olyphant). Glee's Dianna Agron plays Number Four's love interest. She comes across very natural, so that the love story that unfolds is actually engaging instead of vomit-inducing like that of that other movie with the whining Vampires and the shirtless Werewolves.

Of course, "I Am Number Four" is by no means a great movie. The CGI sucks in places and the make-up of the bad guys is just awful. Characters are stereotypical, things fall into place way too conveniently and one has the feeling that a good junk of the original novel has just been crammed together to (barely) fit into the running time of a popcorn movie.

However, I think we can all agree that it would be silly to actually expect a masterpiece, considering the movie's premise. For what it is, "I Am Number Four" is an entertaining little fantasy flick for teenagers and undemanding twenty-somethings. Add to that the fact that this movie is neither a sequel nor a remake, that it's not based on a comic book, a TV series, a computer game or toys, and it's enough to lift "I Am Number Four" heads and shoulders above its genre competitors.


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