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A Nightmare on Elm Street Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This flimsy remake is a nightmare and unworthy of your time.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 1.0/5

December 25, 2012
Mike Edwards
What Culture

For a film about the dangers of falling asleep it tried damn hard to make the audience nod off.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

February 1, 2011
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

For fans of the Nightmare franchise, and slasher films in general, the new version does exactly what you want and not much more.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

April 20, 2011
Glenn Dunks
Trespass

This trip to Elm Street will give you nightmares, but not the kind they anticipated.

Full Review Source: Trespass

May 21, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Bayer's Nightmare is 95 minutes of non-stop crap dialogue, crapper acting and the crappest expositional nonsense I've seen since The Lovely Bones.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture | Original Score: 3/10

May 5, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a movie that starts slowly, and only starts moving us to the edge of our seat in the third act, adequate for a horror picture, but no more.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2010
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

We watch a bunch of twentysomething catalog-model types with last names for first names impersonate high schoolers who keep getting slashed up in their dreams.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 2/5

May 7, 2010
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

You'd think Jackie Earle Haley as pedophile Freddy would kill. Oh, hardly.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C-

April 30, 2010
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Entirely devoid of personality, music video director Samuel Bayer is unable to handle the flow of a feature film, stuttering from dream sequence to dream sequence without cohesion.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I stared at A Nightmare on Elm Street with weary resignation. The movie consists of a series of teenagers who are introduced, haunted by nightmares and then slashed to death by Freddy. So what?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

April 29, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Welcome to 2010, Freddy Krueger. You were scarier in 1984.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2010
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

The basic feeling you get out of this thing is 'been there-done that'.

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

April 30, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I've seen far worse horror remakes, but let's not grade on too much of a curve: This Nightmare offers dutifully grinding thrills of a routine sort.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2010
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Ultimately, the remake plays out more like the parade of increasingly daft sequels that milked the last drop of blood out of the Krueger franchise.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

August 9, 2010
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Where the original was joltingly inventive and disturbing, this is just second-hand fright.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 6, 2010
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Memo to Freddy: How can we miss you if you won't stay away?

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 4, 2010
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine

Unadventurous, devoid of personality and completely lacking any semblance of imagination, Samuel Bayer's new Nightmare is a textbook exercise straight out of generic horror remakes 101.

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

May 7, 2010
Drew McWeeny
HitFix

A Nightmare On Elm Street will give me bad dreams of studio executives counting up their filthy lucre made off of a generation willing to accept this sort of spoon-fed garbage and not of the monster they've so completely neutered by this point.

Full Review Source: HitFix

April 29, 2010
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Whereas Wes Craven's '84 original kept you unsure as to whether you were witnessing dreams or reality, director Samuel Bayer's remake color-codes the transitions. How helpful!

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1/4

May 5, 2010
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

After giving a great performance in "Watchmen," what was Jackie Earle Haley doing in this film, besides making a buck or two? Extremely disappointing remake and creepier than the original, but not in a good way. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D

May 14, 2010
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