Let Me In
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Twelve-year old Owen is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father. A frail, troubled child about Owens's age, Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two form a unique bond. When Abby's father disappears, the terrified girl is left to fend for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Let Me In is one of the few horror films that will trouble you long after the credits roll."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The poetic Swedish vampire picture (with arterial spray) Let the Right One In has been hauntingly well transplanted to the high desert of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and renamed Let Me In."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Matt Reeves has succeeded in presenting the story in a thoughtful, respectful manner, while still Americanizing the Swedish text."
‑ Noah Lee, Film Threat
"The film is this year's best horror due to Smit-McPhee and Moretz displaying a vulnerability and a skill in characterization that belies their tender ages."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
"This version follows the plot and dialogue of its Swedish predecessor, capturing a tender (often blood-splattered) young relationship. But Reeves has upped the suspense and gore, creating a more Hollywood-friendly horror thriller."
‑ Melissa Leong, National Post
"With its mix of true-blood romance and full-moon madness, Let Me In should hasten the twilight of the twerpy pretenders."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Let Me In is not as fantastic as Let the Right One In, which you should rent immediately. But it is undeniably powerful and made with obvious admiration and respect for the source material."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"Let Me In doesn't need to exist unless, that is, the very notion of Swedish cinema is strange and unpalatable to you."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"As far as remakes go, this is a pretty good one."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Reeves' fresh vision and utterly compelling storytelling more than justify the making of this American iteration that could very well make a surprise appearance on year-end lists the way its predecessor did."
‑ Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman
"The result, though no less creepy than the Swedish film, mislays its lyricism and otherworldliness."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"A smart horror film that exploits a deep-seated fear in America: subtitle-phobia."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"This is a story about two isolated kids making friends in a cold world. Those drops of blood in the snow could have come from anywhere."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
"Let Me In has a muddled storyline that never quite finds its focus. Every element here is just not as good as it was in the original, making this another pointless remake."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"Reeves, for the most part, delivers a film that's every bit as compelling as Alfredson's original."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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