• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Rachel Talalay
    In Theaters:
    Sep 13, 1991 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 21, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An admitted guilty pleasure and one that delivers the corn ball gags by the dozens.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 13, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Undoubtedly the nadir of the Elm Street series...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

October 19, 2010
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Freddy Krueger's 3-D death is about as lame as the rest of this crummy flick, the sixth and supposedly last in the often imaginative but ultimately numbing Nightmare on Elm Street series.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 6, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the weaker entries.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 5, 2010
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

The one interesting idea -- what would a town be like if all the teenagers in it had been slaughtered in five movies? -- is thrown away with a few cheap jokes.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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Sixth and final edition in the Nightmare on Elm Street feature series delivers enough violence, black humor and even a final reel in 3-D to hit paydirt with horror-starved audiences.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

worst of the series

| Original Score: 2/4

March 11, 2008
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

The Final Nightmare marks an end to Freddy's wisecracking ways. This surrealistic nightmare fits the style perfectly, but sometimes lacks in imagination.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 3, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It makes less sense than any preceding Nightmare film...although it's so out-and-out crazy that it's at least a little bit more entertaining than some of them

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 3/10

September 12, 2007

Time Out
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Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The absolute worst entry of the series.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 19, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not the worst of the series, but far from the best -- and hardly the 'Final' anything.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 4, 2003
Michael Brody
CinemaBlend.com

A film that so conclusively promises to be the last entry in the popular Nightmare on Elm Street series that the title tries to prove it twice.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 6, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The Elm Street films have always been a cut above the competition, so to speak, with their playfully malevolent dream sequences and their mocking, ever-resourceful villain.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Fun, but not the best way for Freddy to crumble

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Full of bluster and gimmickry. Does anyone involved even remember the original movie?

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The non-3-D special effects throughout the film are pretty good, but the level of acting, along with such technical aspects as lighting and editing, are awful.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Hardly a fitting capstone to one of the genre's more original notions, but after six tries, what should we expect? Something better than this tripe, surely.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

January 1, 2000
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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So long, Freddy, it's been good to know you.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
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