Let Me In

This vampire film, a remake of the Swedish cult favorite Let the Right One In, is not, like so many updates, out for a quick buck on opening weekend. Nothing overt in the story has changed from one movie to the next, and many scenes, almost by default, look cribbed from the first film, but Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has crafted something that is unique in spite of all that. He elicits terrific performances from his young leads, Chloë Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee; he effortlessly shifts the setting from Sweden to New Mexico; and he finds ways to reposition a highly stylized European film into something recognizably American. Fans of the original may not object too much, and newcomers will find a film that explores a familiar topic—friendship and love—in a highly unusual way.

Credits

Director:

  • Matt Reeves

Cast:

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Chloe Grace Moretz
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Cara Buono
  • Elias Koteas
  • Sasha Barrese
  • Dylan Kenin
  • Chris Browning
  • Ritchie Coster
  • Dylan Minnette
  • Jimmy ``Jax'' Pinchak
  • Nicolai Dorian

Producers:

  • Donna Gigliotti
  • Alex Brunner
  • Simon Oakes
  • Tobin Armbrust
  • Guy East
  • John Nordling
  • Carl Molinder
  • Nigel Sinclair
  • John Ptak
  • Philip Elway
  • Fredrik Malmberg

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