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Let the Right One In Reviews

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Barrett Hooper
NOW Toronto
October 6, 2015
A strange, stunning and surprisingly sweet Swedish film about childhood friendship and first love.
| Original Score: 5/5
Katherine Monk
October 14, 2014
A smart and beautifully realized feature from Sweden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jamie Russell
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2013
Sinister but gorgeous and compelling.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
October 7, 2013
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.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
October 7, 2013
Pre-adolescent angst has rarely been as eerie or unsettlingly honest as it is in director Tomas Alfredson's stylish, psychologically complex tale,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 29, 2012
Let the Right One In eschews all the crap that has plagued vampire films for years. This is a dark, serious and twisted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 2, 2011
One of the best foreign language films of the year
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 31, 2011
Let the Right One In is a shot in the arm for the anaemic vampire movie genre, a thrilling transfusion of fresh blood.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Swedish vampire tale is much grislier than Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
December 5, 2010
As singular as any vampire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
The film is a bevy of contradictions - beauty and horror, young love and violence, innocence and guilt. The fact that it works at all is impressive. The fact that it's a mind-blowing sensory experience is inexplicable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 6, 2010
Let the Right One In is a slow burning film with an engulfing atmosphere that leaves you feeling moved and mesmerised long after the credits have finished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
A remarkable vampire film, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
July 6, 2010
Lovelier than most bloodsucker flicks, but it doesn't quite transcend its well-chewed genre.
Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine
July 6, 2010
Exquisitely crafted.
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
A masterful blend of macabre storytelling, coming-of-age frankness, some shocking gore, and eerie melding of quiet sounds and incomplete imagery, as well as some subtle gender-line exploration.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 6, 2010
That rare breed of modern horror that goes for the throat...
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Alissa Simon
July 6, 2010
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.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
July 4, 2010
Una película fascinante, bellísima en su formulación visual y sonora, y narrada con sorprendente precisión. Más una historia de amor y amistad entre dos seres solitarios que una película de vampiros, definitivamente no recomendable para quienes busquen al
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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