Rent Let the Right One In (2008)

3.9 of 5 from 658 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, Lina Leandersson, , , , , Ika Nord, , Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T. Peedu, , Cayetano Ruiz, , Johan Sömnes, Mikael Erhardsson, , Sören Källstigen, , , Kajsa Linderholm
Directors:
Voiced By:
Bengt Bylund, Bengt Lindström, Elif Ceylan
Writers:
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Aka:
Lat den ratte komma in
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Horror
Countries:
Sweden, Top 100 Films, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/08/2009
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Tomas Alfredson and Original Author John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/08/2009
Run Time:
118 minutes

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Reviews (10) of Let the Right One In

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

Spoiler Alert
13/10/2009

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.

My first girlfriend the vampire - superb stuff! - Let the Right One In review by RP

Spoiler Alert
21/06/2012

Excellent. I really enjoyed this film. Yes, it's a vampire film - but not some silly 'undead' coffin-sleeping virgin-attacking fang-toothed count-in-a-cape tale, nor yet a host of bloodsuckers attacking an unsuspecting town, or whatever the latest craze might be.

Set in 1982, it is a gentle tale about a bullied 12 year old schoolboy, who is befriended - and protected - by the newcomer girl next door, who just turns out to be a vampire. There's a lot of social mileage covered here if you look beyond the headline story - the role of drink in Swedish society, marital breakup, bullying, incidents happening unnoticed on our doorstep, the reluctance to report things to the police.

There is violence but, while shocking, it is not gratuitous in-your-face violence but plays an effective part of the story. There are no make-you-jump moments, but the film is all the more effective for that as it forces you to think ahead to what the conclusion might be. And when the conclusion arrives it is satisfyingly bloody and tastefully gruesome if there is such a thing...

The film includes deliberate ambiguity: is Eli (the vampire) a girl, or a boy? Is the ending a dream sequence?

Superb stuff. 5/5 stars - highly recommended.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Not bad but not that good. - Let the Right One In review by JD

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14/04/2013

As I write, 5 previous reviewers have given 5 stars and 4 have given 4 stars. I requested this DVD mainly on the basis of these very high ratings. I confess I am not a fan of horror. I always find myself wondering how they do the special effects and why the acting is so poor. For horror fans particularly of the child vampire persuasion this is great. For those who like a drama or action/adventure it is not worth the detour.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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