Let Me In
Let Me In (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Similar to the original in all the right ways -- but with enough changes to stand on its own -- Let Me In is the rare Hollywood remake that doesn't add insult to inspiration.

Rafer Guzman

Let Me In is one of the few horror films that will trouble you long after the credits roll.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Anne Billson
The Arts Desk

Let Me In is not so much a film in its own right as a watered-down digest for Anglophones too stupid or too lazy to read subtitles.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With its mix of true-blood romance and full-moon madness, Let Me In should hasten the twilight of the twerpy pretenders.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The tragedy in Jenkins' pathetic protector focuses the film's themes of desperation and the myopia of puppy love when you're young enough (or undead enough) to feel immortal

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Exploring the world of good and evil is a common theme in cinema, but few have been able to create such a fine line between the two as cleverly done in Let Me In.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The result, though no less creepy than the Swedish film, mislays its lyricism and otherworldliness.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

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.

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Scott Weinberg

You won't find a much bigger fan of the original film than yours truly -- and still I was very impressed by this crafty remake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A vampire romance movie that is actually a real vampire movie. Solid in every form. One of the few times I have watched a remake of a foreign film and have to… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Although there's not enough to justify the existence of Let Me In it makes… More
Josh Lewis
Being a Hollywood remake of an independent foreign film, Let Me In is more mainstream than the original, but has enough similarities with the original to… More
Chris Weber
Not much time passed after Let The Right One In was released before it was decided that there should be an American remake. And, while this isn't the most… More
Rubia Carolina
I usually don't like remakes. For obvious reasons, specially the American ones. Just to take an example, get a very nice film like Mostly Martha and turn… More
Dean King
It's a good story and film, I saw the Swedish version first, so kinda spoils any surprises, as it is a scene for scene re-work. In fact I'd say some… More