I Am Number Four (2011) – A Review


Review by Kaleb Andrew Paul Wilson

Short synopsis: 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.

After my second viewing of Rango (2011), I walked down the hall into another room of the theater, a much smaller room with an older released film of the same year. The film was I Am Number Four. This was a film based upon a new novel that came out in just 2010.

I had no prior knowledge to the film and was unsure of what I had walked into. The thing that hooked me was veteran actor Timothy Olyphant as Henri, who I had not seen in earlier promotional art of trailers, a missed opportunity for marketing as he is a well known actor.

The film took a bit to get started, but when it did, it rarely slowed until closing. The action was moderate and the special effects were average, but average these days is amazing in the 1990s. The graphics have come so far that there’s little for advance anymore.

Overall, it was an okay popcorn flick and a good film for a movie marathon day, such as mine. I enjoyed it well enough and would suggest giving it a view to others interested.

Rating: 7.5/10

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  1. I would have to totally disagree to the part where you say it was just average. As far as it not giving enough notice in the trailor to Timothy Olyphant starring in it was right..I heard about Timothy Olyphant being in it because I am a fan of his in facebook & I saw the preview & sent it to a bunch of my friends or else I wouldn’t have noticed him in it either. Bad choice on the people that were in charge of the trailor. If it doesn’t get good ratings or showings, its their fault for not promoting it with him. My husband & I went to see this movie because of Timothy Olyphant being in it. We haven’t been to the theater in years we always wait for it to come out on DVD but this is a must see especially at the theater!

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