If Let Me In
were the only extant adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's engaging if occasionally scattershot novel, one might more easily praise Matt Reeves's follow up to his engaging if occasionally scattershot first picture Cloverfield
. But because Let Me In
is in fact a remake of Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In
, and because Alfredson's film is so beloved by its audience (including Reeves, who in my recent discussion with him dubbed the movie a masterpiece), objective criticism eludes this critic.