If random arty blood thrills are your cup of fear, perhaps you'll enjoy Let the Right One In, a Swedish head-scratcher that has a few creepy images but very little holding them together.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
While [director] Alfredson takes a darkly amused attitude toward the little world he has fashioned with such care, he also takes the morbid unhappiness of his young characters seriously.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Let the Right One In has invention and stamina, a rich arterial flow of fear.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
A spectacularly moving and elegant movie, and to dismiss it into genre-hood, to mentally stuff it into the horror pigeonhole, is to overlook a remarkable film.
John Anderson - Washington Post
The beauty of Let the Right One In resides in the way the horror remains grounded in a tragic kind of love.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Next month's Twilight may get more attention, but Tomas Alfredson's understated vampire tale is one you won't want to overlook.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
[Director Tomas] Alfredson's style is as elegant and laconic as Twilight is amateurish and campy.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
Eli's and Oskar's story is literally one of a lonely boy saved by love, but the movie's title sounds an alarm.
Carina Chocano - Houston Chronicle
Like the best vampire sagas, the film is rife with aching melancholy and existential crises. Its haunting beauty isn't marred, but complemented by strong, disquieting images.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
Tomas Alfredson somehow takes a wild premise -- a ravenous 12-year-old bloodsucker who strikes up a romance with a bullied young boy in small-town Sweden -- and executes it with restraint and style.
Logan Hill - New York Magazine
Remove the vampire elements, and this is the story of two lonely and desperate kids capable of performing dark deeds without apparent emotion.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
I'm so sick of Swedish vampire movies, aren't you? ... If you can stomach just one more, however, "Let the Right One In" is the Swedish vampire movie to see. The film is terrific.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The Scandinavian moodiness of the first half gives way to a series of jolting set pieces in the second.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Funny, fear-inducing, with periods of voyeuristic gore and an undercurrent of anxiety and dread, Let the Right One In is up there with the bloodsucking classics.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Let the Right One In is one of the essential horror films of the decade. It's also one of the most enthralling romances and one of the best films about children.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
An American remake seems inevitable, but it will be hard to re-create the haunting spell cast by this wonderfully strange film about being young and going steady with a monster.
Tom Long - Detroit News
John Ajvide Lindqvist's script (from his novel) nails adolescent pain perfectly and is realized by Tomas Alfredson's expert direction.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Calling to mind the work of Anne Rice and Stephen King, atmospheric adaptation of Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestseller is well directed by his countryman Tomas Alfredson.
Alissa Simon - Variety
Hoyte Van Hoytema's bleak and spooky camerawork is perfectly suited to this intelligent horror film. Happy Halloween!
V.A. Musetto - New York Post
Just when you think you've seen pretty much everything that can be done with that exhausted horror genre, the vampire picture, somebody comes along with a new twist.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The exceptional Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In warms your heart as it chills your blood, and that's the most disturbing thing about it.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
A wicked trick, a cinematic treat, this is some Halloween offering.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
A terrific Halloween surprise.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Its portrayal of the relationship between two improbably alike pre-teens is more believable than what we see in many 'realistic' dramas.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
An imaginative, sympathetic spin on a classic horror theme.
Justin Lowe - Hollywood Reporter
Stick your neck out for this Swedish horror show.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Let the Right One In eschews all the crap that has plagued vampire films for years. This is a dark, serious and twisted film.
Adam Ross - The Aristocrat
One of the best foreign language films of the year
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Let the Right One In is a shot in the arm for the anaemic vampire movie genre, a thrilling transfusion of fresh blood.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
Swedish vampire tale is much grislier than Twilight.
Charles Cassady - Common Sense Media
As singular as any vampire film.
Rob Humanick - Suite101.com
Beautifully shot, moving yet unsentimental, restrained in tone and consummately performed, Let The Right One In is a horror film of near universal appeal, and already has the feel of a classic about it.
Anton Bitel - Little White Lies
The film is a bevy of contradictions - beauty and horror, young love and violence, innocence and guilt. The fact that it works at all is impressive. The fact that it's a mind-blowing sensory experience is inexplicable.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Lovelier than most bloodsucker flicks, but it doesn't quite transcend its well-chewed genre.
Mark Jenkins - NPR.org
Let the Right One In is a slow burning film with an engulfing atmosphere that leaves you feeling moved and mesmerised long after the credits have finished.
Thomas Caldwell - Cinema Autopsy
Laura Kern - Film Comment Magazine
A remarkable vampire film, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent.
Gerald Peary - Boston Phoenix
Una pelicula fascinante, bellisima en su formulacion visual y sonora, y narrada con sorprendente precision. Mas una historia de amor y amistad entre dos seres solitarios que una pelicula de vampiros, definitivamente no recomendable para quienes busquen al
Enrique Buchichio - Uruguay Total
For every moment of bloodshed [and] special effects ... there are subtleties and surprises that transcend this exhausted genre.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
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Dragan Antulov - Draxblog Movie Reviews
Acaba funcionando tambem como uma contundente alegoria sobre a imprevisibilidade da natureza humana, que traz, em sua imensa diversidade, monstros infinitamente piores do que aqueles com longos caninos.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
this is a moody, original take on the vampire film. ... Anyone interested in vampire films or relationship films will enjoy this fantastic picture
Sonny Bunch - Washington Times
If Twilight is the Vampire film for starry-eyed teenage girls, Let the Right One In is the Vampire film for everyone else.
Anders Wotzke - Cut Print Review
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Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
Anyone who's ever felt marginalised will find their heart captured by this subtle, touching, highly original take on vampire mythology.
Ian Berriman - SFX Magazine
The body count piles up, but it's the way a boy named Oskar is treated that may get your blood boiling.
Peter Paras - E! Online
Excellent storytelling and a handful of very good shots add up to one of the year's best
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
A beautiful, brutal yet understated film.
Dean Essner - FHM [UK]
A true original: love story, horror film and social drama. At once brilliant in its parts, and more than the sum of them.
Matt Bochenski - Little White Lies
The film is a fresh and memorable mix of grimy realism and gothic fantasy.
Cosmo Landesman - Times [UK]
As layered as its title (lifted from the Morrissey song, Let The Right One Slip In), this is the most original vampire movie since Guillermo del Toro's Cronos, and is likely to hit every top ten films list of the year.
Rob Daniel - Sky Movies
It's a major addition to the vampire genre.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
The fact that it doesn't feel like a vampire flick at all makes it one of the best of its kind.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Beautifully crafted and expertly acted, Let The Right One In eschews the easy options of excessive gore and cheap laughs to create a haunting, emotionally involving journey into the macabre. It can only become a classic of the genre.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Let the Right One In manages its own sense of doubleness with uncommon daring: you don't see many love stories that bring together pubescence and vampirism in such an elegant clinch.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Powerful performances from the kids at the centre of it all help add to a superb film.
Mickey McMonagle - Sunday Mail [UK]
It's everything Twilight wanted to be but wasn't: beautiful to gaze at, achingly romantic, emotionally involving, unexpectedly terrifying.
Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
Kare Hedebrant as Oskar and Lina Leandersson as Eli both give incredibly sensitive performances.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
This bruised and brilliant fairy tale is one of the year's true originals.
David Jenkins - Time Out
Let The Right One In is one of the most layered, atmospheric and textured movies of the year.
Simon Reynolds - Digital Spy
Let the Right One In, a deliciously macabre story of a tentative romance between a bullied 12-year-old boy and the strange girl who moves in next door, is pure magic.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
As cold as a corpse, as warm as love and thick with shady business in between, Alfredson's chiller is moving and nerve-jangling. A vampire movie to nourish the heart, mind and fear glands.
Kevin Harley - Total Film
The brilliantly eerie Let the Right One In is the European Angst Zone's answer to Hollywood's Twilight.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
At once a devastating, curiously uplifting inhuman drama and a superbly crafted genre exercise, Let The Right One In can stand toe-to-toe with Spirit Of The Beehive, Pan's Labyrinth or Orphee. See it.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
He and his team have conjured up, from a remarkable piece of writing, one of the best, most imaginative and resonant vampire stories I've seen.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
By turns sweet, shocking and ultimately moving, Let the Right One In is a genuinely stunning, bracingly original film that demands to be seen.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
A real hidden gem of a film-if you only see one Swedish, gender-bending teen vampire love story this year, this has got to be it.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
This is bold, haunting filmmaking that pulls us all the way in.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Transcending its grim theme, this is an astonishingly beautiful and visually inventive film that explores the cliches of the vampire genre with a deft, everyday approach.
David Stratton - The Australian
Tomas Alfredson directs this Swedish art house cult alternative to "Twilight"
Keith Cohen - Entertainment Spectrum
A modern genre classic, reinterpreting a familiar story with emotional delicacy and visual force.
Eddie Cockrell - Sydney Morning Herald
Yet another example of why Sweden is a filmmaking nation to watch.
Dov Kornits - FILMINK (Australia)
It's a cold, still little film with remarkably beautiful images. It's actually strangely touching.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
It skillfully combines an art house sensibility with the horror genre and makes the combination absolutely seamless.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
Think Twilight, but directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring twelve-year-olds instead of teens then you'll have a good idea what to expect of this Swedish vampire movie . . .
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
The torments of childhood, in Let the Right One in, are as disturbing in their own way as anything that the supernatural has to offer.
Philippa Hawker - The Age (Australia)
A sparse Nordic horror that combines the innocent, stilted quality of a childhood crush with the pitiless bloodlust of a vampire fable.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
a stunningly poetic work that will appeal not just to the niche market of horror fans, but to any viewer discerning enough to appreciate the beauty of melancholy, the pain of growing up, and the irresistibility of violence.
Anton Bitel - Film4
The perfect amalgam of classic horror archetypes and coming of age stories.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
A chilling coming-of-age story in which a miserable adolescent strikes up a friendship with a vampire girl who appears to be own his age but has, she says, been 12 "for a very long time."
Maitland McDonagh - Miss FlickChick
Almost ethereal, subtle, nuanced and the calmest vampire movie you're ever likely to see
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
How vampire movies have changed, babe. A bewitching film about the relationship between two twelve year olds, when one is a vampire, this delicate Swedish offering explodes with understatement, unfathomable longing coupled with bloody murder
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Vampire films are often shallow, sensational and obvious, which is why they can be an acquired taste. But for those who favor them or don't, this is the right one to let in.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The director approaches this potentially sensationalistic material the way a cat creeps up on a live meal: with quiet patience and cunning.
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Vast amounts of empty space take up the formalistic widescreen compositions ... Then there are the sounds: a heartbeat, sniffling, breathing. All these things bring the audience closer to the characters and help make our experience theirs.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
The film is done with style. Mostly through images.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Like a horror romance Kieslowski might have made, as it explores both a tender, tentative relationship -- a connection in an otherwise dark world -- and relative morality.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
...the anti-Twilight of 2008.
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
,,,could even be read as a kind of grim metaphor for marriage in that it explores the thanklessness of constancy and the long-distance loneliness of the impenetrable soul.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The best vampire movie of 2008 -- heck, the best vampire movie of the last 20 years -- is Let the Right One In.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
Forget... Twilight... this story far more likely illustrates what would happen when a seemingly under-aged vampire moves in next door (hint: no one's going to the prom).
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
The best vampire movie of the year.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is not a piece of throwaway fluff. It is a dark film of pain, most not of a supernatural origin.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
A haunting, suspenseful coming-of-age tale, giving a tender, unique twist to the bloodsucking genre that dates back to the classic 1922 'Nosferatu.'
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
What a relief -- and what a delight -- it is to be able to praise a horror film without a string of qualifiers and excuses!
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
...effectively dark-minded Swedish chiller.
Chris Barsanti - Film Journal International
How can a movie be so tender, poignant, horrific, and gory all at once?
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
"Let the Right One In" is a much scarier vampire movie than the megahit "Twilight," but that's no great shakes. Would you believe, though, that it's also a much better love story?
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
The best fantasy stories excel because they give new perspective to real-life issues through the lens of the supernatural, and the Swedish film uses vampirism to tackle adolescence in all its glorious agony.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
A bloody good offbeat relationship vampire film.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
A Swedish import that uses its frozen environment to great advantage.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Both sweet and unsettling.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
As Oskar and Eli grow closer, in scenes with a tender intimacy, the violence also turns more personal.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
The casting of the youngsters is nearly perfect.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
A tale that proves there's life in the undead yet, when they fall into the hands of imaginative storytellers.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Let the Right One In can safely be called a classic, even before its name is pulled from the theater marquee.
Brandon Fibbs - Colorado Springs Gazette
This is a really good movie.
Ben Lyons - At the Movies
A really nice little movie.
Ben Mankiewicz - At the Movies
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a welcome addition to the horror genre. One that I think will get better with age, like a fine wine.
Austin Kennedy - Sin Magazine
Let the Right One In is so fresh and original that it makes what's currently available in horror seem stale and formulaic.
Beth Accomando - KPBS.org
You've never seen a vampire movie like this before -- that I can promise you. There hasn't been one like this before.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
It misses classic status because the script isn't as good as Alfredson's direction.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
With its bursts of horrific violence and stark, matter of fact mannerism, Let the Right One In instantly becomes one of the few outright foreign fright film classics.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
It is certainly one of the most accomplished and intriguing vampire films released in quite some time.
Christopher Long - DVDTown.com
Christopher Long - Movie Metropolis
A moodily effective thriller that shows that there's life in the undead yet.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
An awfully wonderful vampire story, thanks largely to pushing itself so far beyond the limits that "vampire story" usually implies.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
I'm not a big fan of scary movies like I once was, but I was mesmerized by the entire film (when I didn't have my head covered).
Jeanne Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
The deliberate pace sets us up for some horrific moments, accompanied by terrific special effects.
David Kaplan - Kaplan vs. Kaplan
A beautiful, heartbreaking horror film that transcends its genre to become one of the most memorable and powerful movies of the year.
Brian Tallerico - Movie Retriever
Let the Right One In could be described as a vampire horror romance, but that seems like too easy a label for this beautiful, unnerving little movie.
Mike Russell - Oregonian
Let the Right One In could be summarized as a vampire tween romance, but that cheap and tawdry sum-up does zero justice to the magnificent emotional resonance of this gemlike bloodstone of a film.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
A spooky Swedish thriller that manages to break the rules of the genre while holding on to many of the rituals that remain dear to the hearts of vampire fans.
John Hartl - Seattle Times
As Oskar and Eli gaze into the seeming mirrors of one another's faces, their mouths smeared with the victim's blood, their eyes soften and they look, at last, close, their fates entwined in ways they can't anticipate.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Tomas Alfredson's Swedish vampire film is a young love horror piece full of chilly moods and twisted allegiances...
Sean Axmaker - Seanax.com
Bloody and beautiful in equal measure, this is a horror film that is so good that I almost don't want to describe it as such for fear of putting off some viewers who wouldn't dream of spending good money to see such a thing.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
There's a commendable amount of originality in Lindqvist's story and even in Alfredson's elegant vision of it...[but] you get the feeling the book supplied a lot of details that didn't make it into the screenplay.
Tricia Olszewski - Washington City Paper
Let the Right One In is not your typical boy meets vampire, boy falls in love with vampire saga.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
It's a sweetly queasy film that suggests the spirit that sustains us, the demons we hide from the world, and the monsters that prey upon us in the dark might all be variations on the same beast.
Keith Phipps - AV Club
Let the Right One In strikes a surprising array of notes: scary, sad and hopeful.
Reyhan Harmanci - San Francisco Chronicle
What finally emerges is a tender, moving relationship between two confused, lost young people.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Sweet within its own bloodthirsty idiom, the film inhabits a twilight world in which love doesn't merely conquer all; it'll rip your damn head off if you get in its way.
Steve Schneider - Orlando Weekly
Not the be-all-end-all groundbreaker some are labeling it as, but it does put a new, sweet spin on a subgenre long in need of some freshening up.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
A limited how-to on efficiently cracking necks after biting and draining them. But whether this frosty Nordic couch potato vampire gore is your cup of bodily fluid, will depend on your preference for bloodsucker cinema as a dish best served cold.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
A horror film unlike any other.
Kurt Loder - MTV
Sometimes one has to be reminded that there are other ways to tell a horror tale than the ones insultingly force-fed to us by Hollywood for audiences with short attention spans.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
[Melds] genres with a haunting poignancy that's mildly undercut by a script that, during its last act, bounces around like a jeep on a dirt road.
Nick Schager - Lessons of Darkness
Brings the pain in genre fashion. But it's also a kind of Scandinavian gothic -- a love story between 12-year-olds, one of whom has been 12 for a very long time.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
...a thoroughly original and consistently engaging piece of work...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
One of the greatest vampire films ever made ...
Lucius Gore - ESplatter
The film plays like a lullaby by the Brothers Grimm.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
A gorgeous vampire love story from Sweden...seriously
Tim Basham - Paste Magazine
The film works best when allowing us to intuit that going steady with a vampire, though it raises a few moral issues, still gives Oskar his Best Winter Ever.
Amy Nicholson - Boxoffice Magazine
A smart and welcome vampire film. And although it provides the usual horrors, its most frightening one may be the stark loneliness of a child.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
I don't care how cold it is in Sweden, I'm not Ok with twelve-year-olds who don't wipe their noses. That being said, I just saw something completely unique and surprising. Who knew the vampire genre wasn't over and done with?
Jenna Busch - UGO
With HBO's eccentric True Blood series and Twilight galvanizing vampiric bloodlust, Let the Right One In might not be invited to the party, but it belongs in the hall of fame.
Chris Cabin - Filmcritic.com
Right One is a marvel: an ingenious genre film that manages to terrify and endear in the same instant, deftly erecting one of the most persuasive, haunting film experiences of the year.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
A vampire movie like no other.
David Ansen - Newsweek
Requires more patience than most contemporary horror films but the payoff is significantly greater.
Geoff Berkshire - Metromix.com
It quietly pushes the envelope of what stories like this are supposed to be: a feat more shocking than a thousand Hollywood boogeymen.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Just when you thought every ounce of metaphor and meaning had been wrung from the vampire movie, along comes Tomas Alfredson's chilly, claustrophobic tale to infuse fresh blood into the genre.
David Fear - Time Out New York
A most original meal of magical horror and gothic fiction. I can't remember the last time I wanted a film to be longer.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
A more thoughtful approach to such a knotty set of concerns would have been welcome.
Andrew Schenker - Slant Magazine
Novelist/screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist's script is a study in connecting the inner lives of emotionally bound characters to a suspenseful vampire plot in a cold foreign setting.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Let the Right One In is certainly well-made and miles more thoughtful than you might expect a teenage vampire film to be.
Karina Longworth - SpoutBlog
...not only delivers gorgeous wintry panoramas, but also the requisite metaphors -- in this case, vampirism as both adolescent power fantasy and terminal-disease medicament.
Luke Y. Thompson - L.A. Weekly
Made in Sweden, this oddball teen love fable plays out like Twilight meets My Bodyguard as directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
A bloodsucker story that's rich with originality and feeling, this Swedish import is a terrific love story and vampire tome that not only rewards the genre's fans but rekindles interest in its virtually exhausted foundations.
Todd Gilchrist - IGN Movies
Alfredson has helmed a classic-in-the-making, with a final set piece that uses visuals in a fresh, inventive, and startling combination that will be talked about for years to come.
KJ Doughton - Film Threat
It is frequently not what you see but what you hear which holds the horror.
Amber Wilkinson - Eye for Film
Please be sure to keep an eyeball out for this one, horror fans. Let the Right One In is very smart, very sweet, very sick, and very special indeed.
Scott Weinberg - Cinematical
While the film's ending is, quite literally, overkill, this poetic and unexpectedly tender film is mesmerizing from start to finish. Lets hope they don't screw up the inevitable American remake too badly...
Marlow Stern - Manhattan Movie Magazine
Let the Right One In wasn't my favorite movie at Tribeca 2008, but it's definitely the one that's stuck with me
Jay Antani - Jaman
Quiet, touching and poetic are not normally terms associated with vampire films, but there are no better words to describe Lat den ratte komma in (Let the Right One in) from director Tomas Alfredson.
Boyd van Hoeij - european-films.net
Carves out a unique niche in the vampire genre.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
One of the greatest vampire movies ever made.
Kofi Outlaw - ScreenRant
Beautifully shot, lit and framed, featuring completely believable performances from its two young leads.
Coco Forsythe - Future Movies UK
Already scheduled for an English-language remake, Let the Right One In is perfectly all right as it is in Swedish.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
A quietly beautiful, fiendishly gripping Swedish import which is likely to stay with you longer than your average teen romance novel.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
It is a rare film that comes across as instant horror classic, multilevel preteen wish-fulfillment fantasy and Euro-arty critical darling all at once.
Jonathan Kiefer - Sacramento News & Review