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Let the Right One In Reviews

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October 19, 2008
A more thoughtful approach to such a knotty set of concerns would have been welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 5, 2008
A limited how-to on efficiently cracking necks after biting and draining them. But whether this frosty Nordic couch potato vampire gore is your cup of bodily fluid, will depend on your preference for bloodsucker cinema as a dish best served cold.
October 24, 2008
The film works best when allowing us to intuit that going steady with a vampire, though it raises a few moral issues, still gives Oskar his Best Winter Ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2008
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 creepy images but very little holding them together.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
August 22, 2017
Every drop of blood is well-earned, and often well deserved.
April 17, 2009
A beautiful, brutal yet understated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
August 17, 2017
Let the Right One In will please horror fans who revel in the gritty, messy aspects of vampire love inside a solid screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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 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
November 26, 2008
Both sweet and unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
October 30, 2008
Just when you think you've seen pretty much everything that can be done with that exhausted horror genre, the vampire picture, somebody comes along with a new twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2008
Beautifully shot, lit and framed, featuring completely believable performances from its two young leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 12, 2009
,,,could even be read as a kind of grim metaphor for marriage in that it explores the thanklessness of constancy and the long-distance loneliness of the impenetrable soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
November 14, 2008
Remove the vampire elements, and this is the story of two lonely and desperate kids capable of performing dark deeds without apparent emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 12, 2008
Its portrayal of the relationship between two improbably alike pre-teens is more believable than what we see in many 'realistic' dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2008
Like the best vampire sagas, the film is rife with aching melancholy and existential crises. Its haunting beauty isn't marred, but complemented by strong, disquieting images.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2008
I'm so sick of Swedish vampire movies, aren't you? ... If you can stomach just one more, however, "Let the Right One In" is the Swedish vampire movie to see. The film is terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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