Rent Let the Right One In (2008)

4.0 of 5 from 673 ratings
1h 50min
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Twelve year old Oskar is an outsider; struggling to fit in at school and left alone to fend for himself at home while his mother works nights. One evening he meets the mysterious Eli. As a sweet romance blossoms between them, Oskar learns to overcome his tormentors and discovers Eli's dark secret and the connections to gruesome events occurring across town. Together they must help Eli be gone and live, or stay and die.
, Lina Leandersson, , , , , Ika Nord, , Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T. Peedu, , Cayetano Ruiz, , Johan Sömnes, Mikael Erhardsson, , Sören Källstigen, , , Kajsa Linderholm
Voiced By:
Bengt Bylund, Bengt Lindström, Elif Ceylan
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Lat den ratte komma in
Sweden, Top 100 Films, Horror
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Run Time:
110 minutes
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Commentary by Director Tomas Alfredson and Original Author John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
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Run Time:
118 minutes

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Reviews (10) of Let the Right One In

Unique, atmospheric and beautifully tender. - Let the Right One In review by CP Customer

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Based on the book of the same name writer John Ajvide Lindqvist’s film adaptation of his own novel is extremely clever, he removes a lot of the horror, gore and character history and strips the novel down to its core story which is the relationship between the characters of Oskar and Eli. The result is something completely unique, a blend of vampire horror, social drama and coming of age tale which revolves around a beautifully tender and awkward relationship between a socially isolated twelve year old boy and a 200 year old vampire forever trapped in the body of a twelve year old child. Director Tomas Alfredson paces the film perfectly, never overcomplicates the story and captures genuinely outstanding, subtle and vulnerable performances from the films two child lead actors. There are scenes of violence and gore although they are never lingered upon, it just part of the narrative which has to be shown in order to illustrate what Eli is, how Oskar deals with that knowledge and is left to you as the viewer to pass judgement on the events unfolding on screen. Overall, at a time when every film studio and TV broadcaster is jumping on the vampire bandwagon, ‘Let The Right One In’ brings something completely different to the genre and to judge it as just a vampire film does it a huge disservice, this is without doubt one of the best foreign language films of the past decade and one which both fans of the vampire genre and foreign cinema should not miss.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Sensitive Vampire ! - Let the Right One In review by CP Customer

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This film is frightening, it is sensitive. It is dark in tone yet beautifully filmed. It is well acted by the two young leads. Emotionally frightening issues are confronted, but overlaid by a growing love between two young people. The dour emptyness of death is set in a familiar urban environment co-existing with the normality of everyday life. This is a great film which balances conflicting emotions. Above all it's a great horror film.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Easy on the grue... - Let the Right One In review by Kurtz

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I was so excited about the reviews of this film and so frustrated at its brief life at the cinema (Cheers, Kettering Odeon!) that I bought the novel to tide me over before it appeared on DVD- big mistake; the book is a headstomping, eyeballs out gruefest which would have made Stephen King wince, so when the movie finally re-appeared I approached it with some trepidation. Needn’t have worried though. The gore is reigned in here (though still present in short bursts) and the director focuses instead on the odd, dangerous friendship between the two leads. Brilliantly done with some fantastic shots of snowy Sweden. If you liked this, check out “Frostbiten”-what is it with the Swedes and vampires?

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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