Let Me In

Let Me In

Let Me In

A US remake of the brilliant Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, which Flicks.co.nz voted as the best film of 2009 and the 13th best film of the decade. Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

It's about an alienated 12-year-old boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road), who befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town (Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass). When her odd 'father' (Richard Jenkins) goes missing, the girl is left to fend for herself. As he endeavours to help her, Owen soon finds out she is hiding a dark secret.

2010Rating: MA15+115 minsUK, USA
DramaHorrorThrillerRomance

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Let Me In / Reviews

Variety

Variety

"Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves hasn't ruined the elegant Swedish vampire story by remaking it. If anything, he's made some improvements, including the addition of a tense action-horror sequence in the middle of the film.

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Total Film

Total Film

If we hadn’t already seen it in Swedish, we’d probably be talking up Reeves’ dark, gripping vampire remake – and its two lead performances – as something rather special. Actually, we’re going to do that anyway.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The subtext of the relationship is not sexuality, as it is in "Twilight" or "True Blood," but rather the loneliness of children and their often unrecognized reservoirs of rage.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Those hoping to see a "vampire movie" will be surprised by a good film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Key to the remake's ultimate success is the casting of the troubled young leads.Smit-McPhee and Moretz possess the soulful depth and pre-adolescent vulnerability necessary to keep it compellingly real.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not as deep as the original, but certainly more of a crowdpleaser — and it’s hard to imagine a more intelligent and well-crafted American horror being released this year.

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