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I Am Number Four

Overview


Genre :

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Date :

February 18, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

D.J. Caruso

Starring :

Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Jake Abel, Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe, Beau Mirchoff, Emily Wickersham

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..ultimately fumbles away a golden opportunity to give youth conflicts an added dimension..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..reverberates with much of the same dark combustible mix of action and romance that's been fueling the "Twilight" vampire mega-franchise..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
“..not nearly enough to save a peach-fuzzed superhero..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..may add up to more than a predictable, extraterrestrial-fugitive movie..”
by Tom Keogh [Seattle Times]
Review rate : C-

“..is the kind of movie you enjoy while it's in front of you but soon forget about..”
by Gary Dowell [Dallas Morning News]
Review rate : C+

“..is shameless but also efficient..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
“..is nothing but a million little pieces from prior superhero series and the Twilight saga..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..is like some sort of evil miracle..”
by Jason Heck [Kansas City Star]
4 of 5

“..is like a good episode of "Smallville"..”
by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic]
“..is an ultra-expedited movie-type product..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon]
2 of 4

“..is a well-made..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4

“..is a low-budget "Twilight" knockoff made by people..”
by Graham Killeen [Milwauke Journal Sentinel]
“..is a flashy, lunkheaded sci-fi extravaganza..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
2 of 4

“..hurls a moody adolescent..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..bristles with nice touches..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..a franchise I won't mind seeing progress to a second movie..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

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