A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)



Critic Consensus: Visually faithful but lacking the depth and subversive twists that made the original so memorable, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake lives up to its title in the worst possible way.

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Rating: R (for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 2010
Box Office: $62.0M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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as Nora Fowles

as Jesse's Father

as Little Kris

as Creepy Girl #3

as History Teacher

as Kurt's Father

as Little Nancy

as Little Jesse

as Little Dean

as Swim Coach

as Officer

as County Jail Cop

as Paramedic

as Dean's Mom

as Little Logan

as Little Christopher

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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (32)

I did jump a few times, and I liked Haley's dour malevolence, but overall, the new Nightmare on Elm Street is a by-the-numbers bad dream.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

So generic, so lazy, and so forgettable they may as well have "we're not even trying" plastered across the bottom of the screen.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

It replaces the fascinating context of Freddie Krueger's existence with a seemingly endless exercise in violence and unrelenting pain.

Full Review… | October 5, 2014

The real nightmare is the tragic lack of creativity in this new look of one of the genre's greatest characters.

Full Review… | March 8, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

I still like the characters from the first film, and these kids were cardboard shadows of them.

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street

pointless remake of a classic, ruined by making the once terrifying Freddy into nothing more than an over sun burnt Jimmy Savile.

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer


Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer

It's amazing to me that filmmakers can't summon up competent remakes of old horror films. Given the source material, and the advancements in special effects, a remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", should have been a slam dunk. Instead, it was a miserable, and often boring, disaster. The writing is awful, the characters are lifeless, and the use of C.G.I. in the dream sequences is underwhelming. Jackie Earle Haley's interpretation of Freddy was passable, but there's no way it could overcome the mundane storytelling. This movie is garbage.

Jason Calvin
Jason Calvin

Super Reviewer

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