I Am Number Four 2011

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John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed... he is Number Four.

Starring:
Dianna Agron,Timothy Olyphant
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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I Am Number Four

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult
Director D.J. Caruso
Starring Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant
Supporting actors Kevin Durand, Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer, Jake Abel
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 July 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is certainly a movie with a young public in mind. The idea is relatively original, there is a good amount of nice action, nice effects and the actors are good and promising. There are some cliches: some look good and make the movie funnier whereas other are just simply too much and they definitely damage the story.

You have to be into this kind of movie for young people, you have to be into sci-fiction, action movies, fantasy, extra-terrestrial stuff and forget about the bad cliches. In that case it's quite a nice movie and certainly worth renting it or buying it like I did. If you are not in the previous list and can't get past the cliches (some of them are funny though) this might not be the movie for you. But if you like action, sci-fi, fantasy movies it's quite nice and worth buying.

It won't get an Oscar (maybe special effects) but you will spend a nice afternoon watching it.
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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By John M VINE VOICE on 27 April 2011
Format: DVD
This is a film which is much more of a teenage high school romance than a serious science fiction film. The basic plot is that the good-looking high school hero is the last of an extra-terrestrial race hunted by another race of ruthless aliens. He is trying to remain anonymous but falls in love with a girl at his school, and both are in danger as the homicidal aliens close in on him. He has some extraordinary powers which he discovers which help him in his battle with the evil alien race. It would have been improved by exploring the story behind the alien conflict a little more, rather than focusing on high school relationships.

Basically it's a bit of OK escapist fun, but nothing for the serious SF fan to get excited about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clara on 15 April 2012
Format: DVD
This film is about John Smith, who is a 15 year-old from the planet Lorien who escaped to earth as a baby with his protector, Henri, after the Mogadorians invaded. They now live in America, moving constantly to stay hidden from the Mogadorians. They have killed the first, second and now the third of the refugees seem to be doing fine until their life on the road is brought to an abrupt halt when John Smith meets Sarah Hart.
This film, directed by D.J. Caruso is a stunning adaptation of the book, by Pittacus Lore. Despite a few changes, which are inevitable in these cases, all of the major elements are kept the same and the plot is entirely unchanged from the original. Upon watching this film for the first time, I was amazed to see that the characters matched the image in my mind's eye, which does not often happen. The acting is astounding, and the choice of Alex Pettyfer as Number four, and Timothy Olyphant as Henri was definitely a good one. Generally, I am not the biggest fan of Sci-fi, but this film kept me gripped from the start. One point that could be improved is the excessive fight scenes near the end, for there are points when you think that it's over, but there is still more to come. Despite this, it is a superb film and I would definitely recommend watching it as soon as you have the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Sept. 2013
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There are two alien races on this planet. One is trying to kill the other one. The good guys look like blond surfers and the bad guys look like Darth Maul. Three of the good guys are dead. The fourth one (4 of 9) has relocated to Paradise, Ohio and is attempting to keep a low profile, but insists on going to school. Here he meets a pretty blond who is also a photographer. There are the jocks who insist he stay away from her and the class science/UFO geek who is picked on by the Jocks.

Our hero, whose name is John Smith is going through alien puberty where he develops more superhuman powers. Through it all he must cope with the "agony" of high school, dating pretty girls, and in his spare time, defeat an alien race out to destroy him. Definitely a teen movie. It has the potential to have a sequel as well as being a TV series. No sex or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 6 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is certainly one for Sci-fi and Action fans.
Just a few have survived, those that have are trying to blend-in and make 'earth' their home.
The beings that killed 'the many' on their planet have come to seek them out on earth.
'John' (Alex Pettyfer) has had to change his name and location many times as the beings hunt his kind down one by one, 'John' is number four on the list.
'John' befriends a school aquaintance who's father because of his beliefs of 'Alien' visitation down the years has made him a target for bullies.
'John' has to learn about his special powers quickly as the 'beings' that hunt him down are getting closer.
Another series that never came to fruition sadly, could have been an interesting franchise to follow,
Great action throughout, good c.g.i .....well worth a spin......enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By charlotte patterson on 2 Feb. 2014
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The books of this series are amazing. Loved them all. They were sci fi and totally epic!

This movie is a disappointment. They alienness is cheesy and it's more kids with magic powers running about like headless chickens!
The story has became a romance with superpowers mixed in.
The acting is bad and the only reason I gave it two stars is because of the amazing books

Write more books, no more movies
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Vernon M. Hewitt VINE VOICE on 8 July 2011
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I enjoyed this film - partly I have to say because my expectation of main stream sci fi has been somewhat dumbed down: and I am a sucker for blonde women on bikes and young men with good shoulders. This is a pretty film, well made if not overdone
on the computer graphics: at least Number Four acts with a certain moody boy charm - unlike Edward in Twilight who seems to confine himself to narrowing his eyes and snorting. The premise is good if undercooked - and I certainly agree with the perceptive reviews above that this has a sort of pilot feel to it: a lot of lose ends. The fact is, that Twilight Meets ET aside, this is a close re-working of Roswell: in fact it contains the same universe down to the sheriff, the mean sheriff's son (made good at the end), the geeky boy, the box, the communication device, and the Nasedo character pretending to be daddy. In this sense I saw it - and enjoyed it - not so much as a film rip off but a sort of trope about sci fi and identity. Alas it turns into a sort of transformers-mutant approach towards the end with very BAD baddies and lots of explosions, but it was a good day out on a wet windy British bank holiday - teen music over moody shots is a bit wearing though after a while. Serious sci fi fo rme is stuff like Clooney's extraordinary reclaiming of Solaris - almost in many senses better tyhan the original - but it wasnt a hit and studios are driven, like political parties and fashion - into a middle ground in which content and dialogue and ultimately plot give way to a bland derivative format of bang bang kiss and moody endings. I liked the dog though, that was sweet - and this does get a place on the Hewitt sci fi shelves between Roswell Series One and Supernatural.
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