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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 | India

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First DreamWorks Pictures film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (through Touchstone Pictures). See more »

Goofs

John is not human but Loric. The way things work in his body may not be the same as a human, so the scars on his legs could theoretically stay the same. Also, scars are not guaranteed to shrink as one ages. As he grows and his skin stretches, it would make sense that the scar would grow and stretch in a similar manner, especially if the scar is burned into his skin in a size relative to the size of his leg at the time. See more »

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

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Referenced in I Am Number 4: Bloopers (2011) See more »

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Somebody's Watching Me
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Michael Bay......please stop
24 February 2011 | by blackmambamarkSee all my reviews

If i could force one director into retirement, it would easily be Michael Bay. The man produces the most cringe worthy dialog, and the most cliché' sequences. Many may argue that if it wasn't for him, there wouldn't be those big budget blockbusters. Uh, correction........if it wasn't for those talented visual effects artist and million dollar executive producers, then we wouldn't have those movies. Yes, i realize that he is not directing this movie. It is DJ Caruso's job......but i cannot help but think that Bay will be pulling all the strings. Case in point, "Nightmare on Elm St.".

The movie starts out like any other Michael Bay flick. Every character is beyond good looking, the main character has trouble fitting in, there is always a hot blonde who is Australian, and the first 30 to 45 minutes is filled with a boat load of High School Drama sequences. Okay, i get it, you hated jocks as a teen. You do not need to make the quarterback the villain for the first half of the movie. I mean come on, it's a movie about a closet superhero alien who is on the run from renegade bad guys from outer space. Making a jock the villain just doesn't add up. Well, unless I'm watching the Disney channel.

However, i do think the concept for this film is alright. It does have some slight potential. But it is literally short lived. Mainly because every single sequence is topped off with the cheesiest one-liner. I honestly believe that if this film wasn't put together by these two doofuses, then there might have been something here.

Bottom Line.......This movie would be great for your 8 year old. In fact, no it wouldn't. Because i couldn't live with myself if i raised my kids on crappy dialog filled movies. It's a dull witted attempt to create an "X-Men" type series. But it came off like the movie "Jumper".....oh wait, who directed that again?


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