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Let the Right One In ( Låt den rätte komma in ) (2008) Movie Reviews

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06/03/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Our Daily Free Stream: Let The Right One In (engl.). Gothic Look dient dazu, ein Zeichen zu setzen, ein Understatement. Das tut nicht weh. Es braucht schwarzes Leder, das abends über den Stuhl geworfen werden kann und ein paar Tattoos, die mit schmerzlindernder Creme eingestochen werden. Wie aber würde es sich anfühlen, in die Fänge eines echten Vampirs zu geraten? Was wäre das für eine Erfahrung, sich selbst als Blutsauger auszuprobieren? Let The Right One In ist ein Vampirfilm, aber keiner, der irgendwelchen Regeln folgt. Es ist kein Vampirfilm mit Knoblauch und Holz-Pflöcken. Hier wird Vampirismus ernst genommen, ausserordentlich ernst! Zuletzt schienen Filme während des deutschen expressionistischen Stummfilms so sehr an die Thematik zu glauben! Let The Right One In ist das qualvolle ...


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03/25/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Nordic Bleakness with an Uplifting Twist

Ethereal, bleak, enchanting, understated, shocking, bloody, romantic and beautifully filmed, Let the Right One in is all that a great Swedish film should be. Kare Hedebrant who plays Oskar is mesmerising; a gentle, innocent, 'different' child, as white as the perpetual snow that covers the landscape throughout this movie. Wild horses wouldn't normally drag me to watch a 'vampire movie' and yet the vampire theme in LTROI is almost peripheral to the central themes of loneliness, isolation, bullying and the gentle (well, sometimes brutal) unfolding of first love. The adult characters, although numerous, often belligerent or sometimes just plain bizarre, fade like shadows into the background, so strong is the presence of Oskar, Eli (played by Linda Leandersson), and their brutish peers. ...

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Daniel Corleone
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11/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Let the Right One In review

Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) is a 12 year old who gets bullied most of the time at school. He meets a strange girl named Eli (Lina Leandersson). Mysterious murders occur in their town while the pair of youngsters bond. Soundtrack was almost unnecessary to bring out the needed chilling effect brought by the subtle direction. Performances were sincere to keep you connected with the characters which makes you feel apart of their estranged relationship. The style of direction was spectacular for its genre. It's pace was questionable though doesn't ruin the picture completely as to make the cinematography picturesque. Le the Right One is definitely better than its remake and eons ahead from other vampire related flicks because of its subjects of acceptance, bullying and love.

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02/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sweet, Sad, and Scary!

“I'm twelve. But I've been twelve for a long time.”

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl who tells him 'You would like to kill if you could, but I kill because I have to'. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic. I liked the fact that the main characters were both young children, who were still vulnerable but played the part in keeping their childish ways. As we watch their relationship grow, we become more fascinated as to what will happen. The story itself is ...

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01/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Let The Right One In" by Yojimbo

An insular 12 year old boy who is being bullied at school finds companionship with a young girl who moves in next door, only to find that she is a vampire. Let The Right One In puts a new spin on vampire mythology which is intertwined with an innocent romance between two social outcasts. The approach is very low key, almost too much so. I found it rather sterile and lacking in drama and the moral ambiguity of the story didn't sit very well with me. At the end of the day the girl is going round murdering innocent people and the message the film seems to be conveying is that violence is the answer to your worries. I didn't feel any real attachment to the characters, and Lina Leandersson aside, I didn't think it was particularly well acted. I'd also have to say that the romance element is di...

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Dave Hall
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03/02/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Beautiful and Haunting

Let the Right One In is one of those unique and groundbreaking films that comes along once in a blue moon (forgive the pun). Beautifully constructed and evocative, Alfredson has a wonderful eye and composes every scene as if it were a painting. The expert use of shallow depth of field gives the film a dream like beauty, with fuzzy edges and hazy lighting. In his hands, the drab architectural landscape morphs into a sinister underworld and fills the film with a sense of dread. Lina Leandersson as Eli is brilliant as the gaunt young girl trapped in the body of a vampire. She really is the centre of the film for me.

Even the striking and melodic orchestral soundtrack is used to perfect effect, never over shadowing scenes but always a constant undertow heightening the emotion only when ...

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Mr. E Horror

08/24/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Let the Right One In - a review

Though this movie has circulated all of the arthouse theaters and living rooms of true horror fans, I still feel as though I should pay some homage to this refreshing foreign film. Let the Right One In is frightening because it lets itself be frightening. It doesn’t force feed eerily edited images and try to spook with a simple scene. If you’re not sure what I mean by this, check out the girl found in the closet from The Ring or even better, in Jacob’s Ladder when Tim Robbins is in the hospital in the basement and he sees demons, especially the one shaking its head manically to the point of revulsion. LtROI allows the plot to propel the film and its frights come in relation to the niceties of the romance and the subplot of the vampires domestic life. It feels like a Lasse Hallström m...

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11/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The breath of fresh air this genre needs!

The year 2008 can be labeled as the year of the vampire. By far the most popular entry into the genre has been Catherine Hardwicke's adaption of Stephenie Meyer's first installment of the Twilight series. Booming on HBO has been the new series True Blood, an adaption of Chatherine Harris' Southern Vampire series. Even the CW's underrated Supernatural has had a number of episodes dedicated to the phenomenon that is the vampire genre. Now comes a Swedish import titled Let the Right One In, and low and behold it's more significant, and more ground breaking than any of the products I have just put forth. It's a gem in the rough for the horror genre, and just about any movie that has come out this year.

Let the Right One In, an adaption of the John Ajivide Lindqvist novel of the same name, ...

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