• Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In

Release Date: October 1st, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2011

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Bullied at school, neglected at home and incredibly lonely, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) spends his days plotting revenge on his tormentors and spends his nights spying on other residents of the apartment complex. His sole friend is Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), a strange girl who comes out only at nighttime. Both outcasts, the two form a strong bond. When Abby's caretaker disappears amid a series of gruesome murders, Owen begins to suspect that she is hiding a terrible secret.

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese, Dylan Kenin, Chris Browning

Director: Matt Reeves

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Fish Head Productions

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Revenge, Dark, Love, Friendship, Death, Hospital, School, Tense, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This is more than a respectful remake; Let Me In is quietly stylish and thoroughly chilling in its own right. show more

  • 60
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    The deliberate pace may suggest that the film is being thoughtful, but Let Me In is really just an exploitation movie with the confidence to take it slow. show more

  • 100
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Key to the remake's ultimate success is the casting of the troubled young leads.Smit-McPhee and Moretz possess the soulful depth and pre-adolescent vulnerability necessary to keep it compellingly real. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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