Though geared towards a young adult audience, I Am Number Four entertains with sleek special effects, scary aliens, and superhero action.
| Original Score: 7/10
A solid but unspectacular story that is aided geatly by its four likeable leads.
| Original Score: 3.0/5
I really hope a sequel comes along to answer our questions and close up some loose threads.
It's very silly, but also thoroughly entertaining because it gives us exactly what we want.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The epic computer-generated alien smackdown is settled in a battle zone well known to any teen: high school hallways and the football field.
| Original Score: 2/5
They stumble onto a vacant house that, like all vacant houses in the movies, is fully furnished and has working electricity.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
An entertaining film that lacks maturity and expression.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
I Am Number Four carefully balances spectacle and story, emerging as a competent start-of-the-year blockbuster.
| Original Score: 3/5
No creative inspiration gets in the way of the beautiful people running and jumping and kissing while things go boom in the forgettable teen sci-fi actioner I Am Number Four. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 1/4
... strictly fourth-rate young-adult sci-fi thriller. However you rank it, it's by the numbers...
I walked into this movie a skeptic and left a true believer.
This brave new world of sci-fi adventure, while it seems hopelessly derivative, has more originality than meets the eye ... if you read the book first.
full review at Movies for the Masses
| Original Score: 1.5/5
In that way, I Am Number Four feels like a perfect DJ Caruso film. There's nothing wrong with it, but it could be so much more.
It's absolutely empty and derivative and kind of a blast and so what? Pass me the Junior Mints.
There's a lot going on in 'I Am Number Four,' and very little of it makes sense.
Was the original novel ... as cheesy as this?
Sci-fi thriller is explosive fun (but take care the wooden leads don't give you splinters)
Hollywood has good reasons to continually make action movies aimed directly at teenagers. Every bad reason can be summed up in one viewing of I Am Number Four.
| Original Score: 4/10
I Am Number Four runs a bit like this: OK, OK, ho-hum, yawn, YAY WOW! ... meh.