Let the Right One In
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A 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young girl whose appearance in town suspiciously coincides with a horrifying series of murders in director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the book by author John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay. Oskar is a young boy who can't seem to shake off the local bullies, but all of that begins to change when a new neighbor moves in next door. After striking up an innocent friendship with his eccentric next-door neighbor, Oskar realizes that she is the vampire responsible for the recent rash of deaths around town. Despite the danger,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sinister but gorgeous and compelling."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"This bruised and brilliant fairy tale is one of the year's true originals."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"A smart and beautifully realized feature from Sweden."
‑ Katherine Monk, Canada.com
"Let the Right One In eschews all the crap that has plagued vampire films for years. This is a dark, serious and twisted film."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"Swedish vampire tale is much grislier than Twilight."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"A remarkably moving horror tale, about a pale, bullied twelve-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) and his first love (Lina Leandersson), who happens to be a vampire."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"An American remake seems inevitable, but it will be hard to re-create the haunting spell cast by this wonderfully strange film about being young and going steady with a monster."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Alfredson's light touch adds soulful delicacy and a certain ambiguity to the proceedings, making this a horror movie more likely to prompt tears than screams."
‑ Jamie Russell, Radio Times
"One of the best foreign language films of the year"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"As singular as any vampire film."
‑ Rob Humanick, Suite101.com
"Calling to mind the work of Anne Rice and Stephen King, atmospheric adaptation of Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestseller is well directed by his countryman Tomas Alfredson."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"John Ajvide Lindqvist's script (from his novel) nails adolescent pain perfectly and is realized by Tomas Alfredson's expert direction."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Pre-adolescent angst has rarely been as eerie or unsettlingly honest as it is in director Tomas Alfredson's stylish, psychologically complex tale,"
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Let the Right One In is a shot in the arm for the anaemic vampire movie genre, a thrilling transfusion of fresh blood."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"The film is a bevy of contradictions - beauty and horror, young love and violence, innocence and guilt. The fact that it works at all is impressive. The fact that it's a mind-blowing sensory experience is inexplicable."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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