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16,892 Ratings

Let the Right One In

Låt den rätte komma in

Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Sweden, 2008
Horror, Drama


Oskar, a bullied 12-year-old, strikes up a friendship with his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli. Initially reserved, a sweet romance blossoms between them. But a dark, macabre secret revealing Eli’s connection to a string of bloody local murders threatens everything.

Let the Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson

Critics reviews

A disturbing take on the cycle of violence which presents no alternative and no real end to it, creates a creeping sense of dread that follows you well after the credits roll.
October 31, 2016
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Alfredson’s chilly, surgical mise en scène perfectly fits his take on an age-old story. His vampire romance is all about withholding, slightly twisting its conventions, reserving its inevitabilities, searching for the cause of a genre’s fallen stature among moviegoers like a tumor.
February 10, 2016
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Halloween may be over, but the heldover October title Let the Right One In is better suited for wintry viewing anyway… Even by the standards of vampire flicks, this is a cold movie, one where bloodletting excites not for its visceral thrill but for the possibility of warmth that it offers. But the blood, too, looks frigid, dark from lack of oxygen to the point that it seems to congeal the second it leaves the body.
November 11, 2015
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