Jeremy Lebens of Media Stomp wrote "It only took me about a month and a half into the year to find my least favorite movie of 2011. Season of the Witch was holding on strong, but had no chance once I Am Number Four came into the picture. At least Season of the Witch had Nicholas Cage's amazing hair to carry the film. I Am Number Four rested on the shoulders of a young actor named Alex Pettyfer. This movie is full of problems, starting with the story, dialogue, acting, pacing and even parts of the special effects. I started liking the movie when there was about twenty minutes left, but that changed as soon as it ended. Even the last bit of action couldn't save the movie from its bullshit ending. The ending pretty much reminds me you that you wasted $9.50 and two hours of your life."