Written October 09, 2010
Hands down brilliant film, story, acting, all of that! I have not been this intrigued by the characters in quite some time. I was SO impressed with the acting and all of the little touches this film has (circa 1980’s). For the naysayers, it's only because they had a preset list of expectations. I did not. I went in open-minded and fell in love with this film. It is an instant masterpiece of vampire films up there with "Interview with the Vampire" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula". It is a must see for true vampire fans!
Written October 17, 2010
The kids in this film do an incredibly good job. The film is beautifully shot and masterfully scripted. The little girl is just awesome. She is a better actress than most adults. It's a wonderful love story.
Written October 02, 2010
I read a number of reviews on different sites before I left. I am convinced that they were all written by members of the cast's families or by the producers and directors themselves. This movie was extremely slow-moving, there was very little action, and it was terribly boring. The acting was sluggish, the visuals were gray, and the story was dull. It is truly one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I highly recommend that you stay at home and stare out the window into the black night. You will see more action that you will in the theater.
Written October 14, 2010
American horror adaptations have a horrible reputation, even just remakes of old classics. Add some extra nudity, unrealistic amounts of gore, some more foul language, and mess up the whole story line, and you have an American remake.
This is where Let Me In is different. The story takes a unique look at vampires. The primary relationship in the film is between 12-year-old Owen and 12-more-or-less Abby, the latter of which is a vampire-like creature. The two share a bond from their outcast statuses in life (Owen is bullied relentlessly and violently at school and Abby...well, she's not human.) On the precipice of adolescent, hormones seem not to have really taken affect and their relationship remains blissfully innocent. When Abby asks Owen if she has to do anything special to be his girlfriend, he says that everything stays the same. It's sweet and innocent, which is refreshing.