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I AM NUMBER FOUR

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I AM NUMBER FOUR

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 109m 32s

Release date 23/02/2011

BBFCInsight Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat

Genre(s) Action, Science Fiction

Director(s) D. J. Caruso

Cast includes Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Jake Abel

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/02/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I AM NUMBER FOUR is a science fiction action-adventure about a school student who is in fact an alien, being protected on Earth from enemies who want to destroy him. It was classified '12A' for moderate fantasy violence and threat.

The film includes several chase and fight sequences during which the central hero character is under threat. The violence contains little in the way of detail but is occasionally quite intense. Various fantastical elements are introduced, such as super-powers for the hero, which contribute to the lack of realism. One of the strongest moments involves a major supporting character being stabbed by a sword which is thrust into his vehicle and is seen briefly penetrating his hand. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by context' and that 'Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained'.

The film also includes a single use of 'bitch', which is self-directed, as well as some milder language, including uses of 'assholes', 'crap' and 'shit'.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Details

Title
I AM NUMBER FOUR
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
02/02/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 32s
Approved footage
9858+0
BBFC reference
BFF274741
Registration number
CFJ22862

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