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After enduring much bullying at school, twelve-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) finally finds a friend in Abby (Chloe Moretz). However, the equally introverted girl has an even better reason why she has few close companions -- she is a vampire.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and a brief sexual situation.

Why is Let Me In rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Let Me In is rated R for for strong bloody violence, language and a brief sexual situation.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief portrayals of graphic violence

- Acts of violence shown in a realistic manner, with details of blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, sometimes involving children (blood and detail shown).

- Several scenes of violence depicting beating, stabbing, self mutilation and burning.

- Several scenes depicting mutilated corpses.

- Frequent portrayals of intense bullying involving children

- Infrequent depictions of gruesome deaths, including gory and grotesque images.

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Brief breast shown in a sexual situation.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Some substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Let Me In
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Horror.
Martimes 18A
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