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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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)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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21 of 22 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Nov. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Didn't know anything about this movie, and even though its a bit of a 'teen angst' type movie, and I'm in my my mid 30s, I'm glad to say it turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise.

It was packed full of action, the acting was good, the bad guy was comical and scary in equal measures (which made for a great villain), and overall, this film about an small group of alien beings using super powers to fight for their survival, was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

There was a story, but you didn't have to work too hard at it. The action and fight scenes were superbly done, the effects were great and there was a lot going on in this film of a pretty high standard... Perhaps too much, as there were one or too elements that were perhaps not necessary, but still, they were well handled and didn't spoil your enjoyment.

There's not a huge amount of extras on the Blu Ray, but what I saw were pretty good, and I can recommend the main feature if you want an easy to watch, action-packed, FX fuelled film about trying to fit into a new high school while battling to save yourself, the universe and your new chick. 8/10. B +.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 15 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
'I Am Number Four' is a teen science-fiction action film that released in 2011 to mainly negative reviews, however was a box-office success. The film is based on the novel of the same name, authored by Pittacus Lore (a nickname for the duo James Frey and Jobie Hughes).

The movie tells the story of John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), an alien settled in earth, who is being hunted by another race of aliens.

The movie is a teen coming-of-age romance movie with a Sci-Fi action backdrop. The movie has an action packed start but after that it's just mindless action running along with an uninteresting love story. The feature is predictable and the climax was unfitting.

The good things are the impressive special effects, eye catching stylish cinematography and generally expensive production values. Also the background music score by Trevor Rabin is really melodious becoming a highlight of the movie.

The main problem for me was mixing the teen love story with the Sci-Fi action theme, it doesn't work. It's distracting and frustrating as both themes eat into each other. After a while the movie dragged, however was saved somewhat by the action.

The only actor that stands out and makes the movie a bit appealing is Timothy Olyphant (Henri) who is really competent. Everyone else including the lead actor, Alex Pettyfer perform below the mark.

D. J. Caruso's direction is senseless. It seems he was in mixed minds as to what direction to take. The melodramatic scenes were a bore. Caruso also leaves too many loose ends in the story. In the end the feature is an ordinary time pass.

'I Am Number Four' is a clichéd no-brainer that I didn't enjoy.
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