100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Matt Reeves (who also made the much rawer "Cloverfield") so deeply understands the nature of childhood terror that Let Me In burns with a white-hot clarity.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a heartbreaker of a coming-of-age tale, even if there's a string of exsanguinated corpses to be accounted for.
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88

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Let Me In is going to lure and please fans of the original; like the first, the remake is graphically violent but as tense as good horror gets.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The surprise of Let Me In is that director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) hasn't just remade the Swedish cult vampire film "Let the Right One In" into a more fluid and visceral movie. He's made it more dangerous.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is more than a respectful remake; Let Me In is quietly stylish and thoroughly chilling in its own right.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Although this one indulges in unnecessary CGI enhancements, it's still a striking piece of character-driven horror, and it ranks among the more understated fright fests to hit the mainstream in recent memory.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Reeves plugs in a live wire to play Abby, the girl vampire who's been 12 for, well, a very long time. That would be Chloë Grace Moretz, an acting dynamo (see Kick-Ass) whose mesmerizing performance goes deep.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's an honorable attempt, but there's still no genuine need for this film to exist.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The deliberate pace may suggest that the film is being thoughtful, but Let Me In is really just an exploitation movie with the confidence to take it slow.
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79 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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