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Let the Right One In Reviews

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July 21, 2017
Let the Right One In, perhaps more subtly than its predecessors in the sub-genre, perfectly captures the nature of love as a delicate and dangerous balancing act.
October 6, 2015
A strange, stunning and surprisingly sweet Swedish film about childhood friendship and first love.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2014
A smart and beautifully realized feature from Sweden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
October 7, 2013
Sinister but gorgeous and compelling.
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.
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
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
June 2, 2011
One of the best foreign language films of the year
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
December 15, 2010
Swedish vampire tale is much grislier than Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2010
As singular as any vampire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
Top Critic
July 6, 2010
Lovelier than most bloodsucker flicks, but it doesn't quite transcend its well-chewed genre.
July 6, 2010
Exquisitely crafted.
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.
July 6, 2010
A remarkable vampire film, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2010
That rare breed of modern horror that goes for the throat...
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.
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