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Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.
Twelve-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins, Eat, Pray, Love). A frail, troubled child about Owens's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.
This haunting and provocative thriller, written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), also starring Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), is based on the best-selling Swedish novel Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, later made into a highly-acclaimed film of the same name.
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Reviews Counted: 204
Fresh: To his credit, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves makes a good fist of this.-Michael Bonner, Uncut Magazine [UK], November 15, 2010
Fresh: A very good film, slightly overpraised, has been remade as a slightly good film, very overpraised.-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], November 04, 2010
Fresh: What more could you want? Great reviews, awards-season glory, lousy ticket sales. Maybe Reeves made an art movie after all.-Tom Shone, Daily Telegraph, November 03, 2010
Fresh: Not as deep as the original, but certainly more of a crowdpleaser -- and it's hard to imagine a more intelligent and well-crafted American horror being released this year.-Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine, November 03, 2010
This movie was an excellent suspense/thriller one of the better ones we've seen so far this year. It was even enough for my fiancee to stay awake to watch it with me, The little girl was great as the creepy little girl/vampire the story line was just a gift after a small dry spell I know there's some new ones coming but it's been a while all together awesome movie.
Reviewer: Danielle Review refers to DVD version
Reviewer: Dozemaire Review refers to DVD version