Let the Right One In Synopsis
A lonely misfit (Kare Hedebrant) finds a soul mate in a vampire child (Lina Leandersson).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is one of the real finds of 2008.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stick your neck out for this Swedish horror show. It's a winner, full of mirth and malice, plus a young romance you'll never see on the...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Funny, fear-inducing, with periods of voyeuristic gore and an undercurrent of anxiety and dread, Let the Right One In is up there with the...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The beauty of Let the Right One In resides in the way the horror remains grounded in a tragic kind of love.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The young actors are powerful in draining roles. We care for them more than they care for themselves. Alfredson's palette is so drained of...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Alfredson makes the most of every detail, carefully crafting an atmosphere of haunting alienation. These two lost souls may come together...
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The Hollywood Reporter

A moody adaptation of the Swedish best-seller about a fateful mortal-vampire romance, Let the Right One In is atypically literate and...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A remarkably fine and genuinely frightening movie about a teenage vampire.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Strikes a surprising array of notes: scary, sad and hopeful. The director, Tomas Alfredson, does a great job of presenting peril in the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If random arty blood thrills are your cup of fear, perhaps you'll enjoy Let the Right One In, a Swedish head-scratcher that has a few...
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Let the Right One In

By mshemingway
Hands down, the best horror movie I have ever seen. Two amazing twelve year old actors, one plays a sad, lovable vampire character. CG is used just enough to make the gore just that much creepier,...

Wonderfully crafted, beautifully shot, and a brilliantly acted

By grooVC
As a fan of the vampire genre, this is one of the best ones I've ever seen. Vampires aside, this might be the best movie I've seen all year. The story is first-rate, the dialog is clever, and the two...

What makes a monster?

By turnstile13
This is one of the most beautifully crafted films of all time, of all genres. Clearly the director, cinematographer and editor are maestros of detail and execute with loving care. Here we follow the...

Let The Right One In

By batman3
I loved this movie... The two leads are great... A must see......

A film you must see.

By bastett
If there is one film you need to see from 2008 it's not the "Dark Knight", it's this movie, "Let the Right One In." This movie rocked my world. I just saw it last night and I am still feeling the...

Let the right one in, exceptionnal movie

By Benoit
Nothing to add, just go and enjoy the beauty of that movie. Main actors (children) are just great. One of the best movie this year....

Tough Act To Follow!

By Hard2pleez
Great job by the two young actors. It seemed as though the director gave these talented individuals the freedom to be themselves and it translates on screen as natural chemistry. I was especially...

Very subtle and great

By briluna
From the get go you know that you are in for something different, starting with a universal teen angst theme and then casually and very subtly introducing us to the monster that is as sweet as a 12...

Unlike any vampire movie you've seen....

By DVDartist
This small gem is one of the best vampire movies to come along in quite a while....Part coming-of-age story, part burgeoning love story, part revenge film and, oh yeah, horror movie too.....and it...


By VideoXPG
”Let The Right One In” proves to be a refreshing and interesting take on a vampire story. Whereas most movies tend to be gore-fest with little characterization, “Let The Right One In” takes what we...

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Rated R | For some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Swedish vampire tale is much grislier than Twilight.
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