Let Me In Synopsis
A misfit boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) befriends the strange new girl (Chloe Moretz) who lives next door.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Simply not up to the original's standards

By Sorokahdeen
Let Me In simply isn’t up to the standards set by the original Swedish version,“Let the Right One In.” The original movie was made to express a tiny bit of what happened in a very smart, very...

Top knotch,original take....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...on a combination of being an outcast,coming of age and vampire story. Really excellent work in set design,acting,directing. The film gets gory,albeit sometimes unnecessarily...but it is not a...

Not a waste of money!!!

By al_soto
IGNORE THE SO-SO rating. Idiots caused that to happen. This is a great movie. Okay, we have a young boy and girl (age 12). They seem like loners and rejects. Both live in a humble apartment complex,...

Breath of fresh air

By McCupcakeFace
I went in expecting to jump a few times at a classic, unoriginal vampire movie, but Let Me In was not at all what I expected. It's an emotionally touching movie that flips from calming to nerve...

Good Horror Movie

By Benjamin P
If you are looking for a good-old-fashion horror movie, this one is worth watching. The scenes go from quiet and calm, to violent and grotesque, to totally dysfunctional. There are some scenes in...

Five Word Review

By brittanyburns
vampire slow interesting different remake...

Great

By natwar
This movie is really really good despite all the bad reviews. They havent even seen it yet. i thought it was one of the best horror movies ive seen although there isnt alot of scary momenets. most of...

Blondie28 has no CLUE!!

By cub4chub
The movie was great, I was skeptic and also read the reviews. Its a great horror film, and I loved everything about it. And recommend it for those who love GORE. Story was great, I enjoyed it...

No Bite to this Movie

By abrusletten
the plot is predictable from the beginning of this awfully slow-moving movie. the acting is actually quite good, but it's not enough to make you forget you're sitting in a theater....

Perfect US adaption and translation -- I think I have a new favorite movie.

By black-hayato
This is by far the best vampire movie I have seen in a decade. I hope future thrillers and horror movies follow this trend. This is a great story and I hope more people see. This movie made go see...

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Rated R | For Strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Vampire remake is much gorier than Twilight.
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