Parents' Guide to

I Am Number Four

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sci-fi thriller/teen romance isn't as good as the book.

Movie PG-13 2011 110 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 18+

I Liked Easy A!!

Beau Mirchoff (“Easy A”) & AJ Michalka (“Easy A”)

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 18+

I Both Liked Easy A!!

Beau Mirchoff ("Easy A") & AJ Michalka ("Easy A")

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (76):

Judging by the special effects alone, I AM NUMBER FOUR is a successful, action-packed sci-fi adventure. The fight sequences are choreographed fairly thrillingly, the pacing skillful enough to create a few memorable jump-out-of-your-seat sequences in this Twilight-meets-Terminator production. But unlike Twilight, the scenes that aren't amped by CGI wizardry hold very little interest, hobbled by a befuddling back story -- why did John leave his planet, when, and how? -- and a woefully predictable plot.

The leader of a pack of stereotypical bullies is unsurprisingly a jock who's unsurprisingly hung up on a former cheerleader who, being the romantic lead, is unsurprisingly longing for a bigger life than her small town can offer and is unsurprisingly intrigued by the unsurprisingly mysterious newcomer. (Get the picture?) And where is the chemistry between John and Sarah? (They're no Edward and Bella.) We care so little about them as a couple that it doesn't really matter when the extra-terrestrial assassins show up for a battle royale that may or may not tear them -- and their town -- asunder.

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