Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 26, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Let the Right One In reinvigorates the seemingly tired vampire genre by effectively mixing scares with intelligent storytelling.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Sinister but gorgeous and compelling.

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Alissa Simon

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.

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Barrett Hooper
NOW Toronto

A strange, stunning and surprisingly sweet Swedish film about childhood friendship and first love.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

This bruised and brilliant fairy tale is one of the year's true originals.

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Katherine Monk

A smart and beautifully realized feature from Sweden.

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Mark Jenkins

Lovelier than most bloodsucker flicks, but it doesn't quite transcend its well-chewed genre.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Jamie Russell
Radio Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Paulo Gabuat
Let The Right One In succeeds in transcending the vampire genre onto a new light, creatively giving depth through characterization and through an intelligent… More
Albert Kim
Let me shoot this right off the bat: "Let the Right One In" is one impeccably well made movie. Spectacular. The best vampire movie to ever be made.… More
Jim Hunter
A twelve-year-old boy befriends the vampire who lives next door. Slowly paced and atmospheric, this is not a typical vampire film. The children provide an… More
Drake Tsui
Incredibly fresh and inspiring, Let the Right One In is an intimate character driven piece of supernatural focused on friendship and romance. Having enjoyed… More
Lady D'arbanville
I have to admit I watched this film, knowing nothing about it at all and had I known it was a vampire film, perhaps I wouldn?t have watched it with the same… More
Joel Kelly
Full of Darkness and Realism, in away Twilight just can't manage, Let the Right one in is a film that demands your full attention. From the very begining… More