I Am Number Four Reviews
Posted 02.17.11 by reelz
Critics are calling this Twilight rip-off a Twilight rip-off.
"A flashy, lunkheaded sci-fi extravaganza sure to appeal to teenagers who like their interplanetary warfare bloodless and their high-school soaps squeaky-clean."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"...has more than a whiff of number two about it, but this bombastic combination of Twilight romance and Transformers destruction and decibel levels may very well connect with its target PG-13 audience."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...a franchise constructed almost scientifically from the ground up, a slick conglomeration of other popular successes which should totally work in theory (equal parts X-Men, Transformers, and Twilight), but just as Frankenstein discovered about his monster, the beast we're left with after fusing these various ingredients together has inherited no soul at all."
— Richard Larson, Slant Magazine
"...shameless and unnecessary."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...nothing but a million little pieces from prior superhero series and the Twilight saga."
— Nick Schager, Village Voice
"A tasty young couple and some sneering black-clad aliens can't rescue James Frey's Twilight rip-off."
— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon