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Metascore®Generally favorable reviews Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.
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"Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves hasn't ruined the elegant Swedish vampire story by remaking it. If anything, he's made some improvements, including the addition of a tense action-horror sequence in the middle of the film.
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Key to the remake's ultimate success is the casting of the troubled young leads.Smit-McPhee and Moretz possess the soulful depth and pre-adolescent vulnerability necessary to keep it compellingly real.
The subtext of the relationship is not sexuality, as it is in "Twilight" or "True Blood," but rather the loneliness of children and their often unrecognized reservoirs of rage.
Those hoping to see a "vampire movie" will be surprised by a good film.
Let Me In is going to lure and please fans of the original; like the first, the remake is graphically violent but as tense as good horror gets.
The surprise of Let Me In is that director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) hasn't just remade the Swedish cult vampire film "Let the Right One In" into a more fluid and visceral movie. He's made it more dangerous.
This is more than a respectful remake; Let Me In is quietly stylish and thoroughly chilling in its own right.
There's a human tragedy somewhere here-but aggrandized puppy-love romance and stylish revenge fantasy is all that lingers.
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Let the Original One In Instead
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Puppy love, but with lots of murder.
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