Let Me In (2010) Movie Review

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Let Me In (2010)

2010 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
116 minutes / 1h 56min

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Let Me In Plot Synopsis:

In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Abby advises Owen to fight Kenny; however, soon he discovers that she is a vampire, and he feels fear and love for the girl. Meanwhile a police officer is investigating the murder cases, believing that it is a satanic cult.

Let Me In (2010) Review

Let Me In is the US remake version of the popular foreign vampire film Let the Right One In. This film is a very touching vampire movie that tries to both shows the vicious nature of vampires and the need for some vampires to connect with humans to protect them. You feel like this is a real vampire story being told which has been called "chillingly real" and "one of the best horror films of the year" by many critics.

In small New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Road), forms a unique bond with his new and suspicious new neighbor, Abby (Chloe Grace Moretz - Carrie, Dark Shadows, The Amityville Horror) who is a vampire. Abby both defends and comforts Owen. What Abby needs from Owen is terrifying in its sense.

I like the performance of Moretz but I still rather the original version. This remake hit all the same emotions and elements of the original but fell a little short somewhere.

  • Let Me In Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 7.59
  • IMDB: 7.1
  • MetaCritic: 7.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.7

About Let Me In 2010

Title: Let Me In
Year: 2010
Runtime: 116 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.79/5 stars from 104,515 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 104,515 MPAA Rating: R
Let Me In Cast Starring: Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dylan Kenin, Dylan Minnette, Jon McGarrah, Sasha Barrese, Cara Buono, Chris Browning, Jon Kristian Moore, Ronald Reagan, Brenda Wehle, Galen Hutchison, Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak, Rebekah Wiggins, Juliet Lopez, Seth Adkins, Ashton Moio, David T. Quan, Gwendolyn Apple, Colin Moretz, Rowbie Orsatti, Dean Satriano, Rachel Hroncich, Deborah L. Mazor, Frank Bond, Ritchie Coster, Kayla Anderson
Let Me In Writers: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Let Me In Director: Matt Reeves
Box Office: $12,134,420
Production: Overture Films
Website: http://www.letmein-movie.com/
Language: English
Country: UK, USA