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 ("Four Shades of Brown") and should click with cult and arthouse auds.
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Los Angeles Times by Carina Chocano
In this sinister but gorgeous and compelling film by director Tomas Alfredson, being human and acting human don't always go together.
Let the Right One In unfolds with quiet, masterly assurance.
New York Daily News by Elizabeth Weitzman
Alfredson makes the most of every detail, carefully crafting an atmosphere of haunting alienation. These two lost souls may come together under unusual circumstances, but their connection feels universally human.
The New York Times by Manohla Dargis
There is a remarkable stillness to many of the film's most indelible images, particularly the exteriors, which are so carefully photographed, and without the usual tiresome camera jiggling, as to look almost frozen.
Entertainment Weekly by Owen Gleiberman
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.
Despite having no previous film experience, Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson give evocative performances as Oskar and Eli, respectively.
A tender love story, blanketed in horror. For lovers of horror, definitely a sort of comfort film in the quiet way it unfolds.