Parents' Guide to

Let Me In

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Vampire remake is much gorier than Twilight.

Movie R 2010 115 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 15+


This title has:

Great messages
age 12+

A lot of gore but overall interesting story.

Let me in is a very unique horror movie. It follows Owen a bullied school outcast and his new vampire friend. Let me in has a lot of gore. Overall an okay movie

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (33):

Director Matt Reeves has kept very close to the much-loved, critically acclaimed Swedish original Let the Right One In, including its hushed, wintry atmosphere and deliberate pacing. The new film adds in more intense, gory sequences (and some particularly awful CG effects), as well as some more "explanatory" sequences that provide more information on the characters; there's less mystery here.

The more obvious gore has the effect of neutralizing the movie's climactic sequence. In the original, it's a shocker, but here it's yet another gory scene in a long line of them. As a remake, it resides in the shadow of the original, and there's no real comparison. But the expert performances by youngsters Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz go a long way in rescuing the new movie. These tender, emotionally mature characters provide the centerpiece for a very intense, effective coming-of-age story.

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