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A Nightmare on Elm Street Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2011
Christine Champ
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Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

May 6, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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It's the Bay touch you feel in the way actors register as body count, characters go undeveloped, and sensation trumps feeling. A nightmare, indeed.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2010
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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This is the worst yet from Michael Bay's horror production company Platinum Dunes, which also brought you rubbish re-makes of Halloween and Friday the 13th.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

May 6, 2010
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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Jackie Earle Haley's Krueger is a blast, but the child-molester twist is more depressingly clinical than dream-logic harrowing.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 5, 2010
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The result of the new Nightmare is, at best, a kind of stand-off between predictability and competent execution.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A Nightmare on Elm Street may be the most unneeded movie of the year. And that's saying something.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

April 30, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Traffics in overly familiar scare tactics, setting up predictable false alarms and telegraphing in advance just when Freddy will pop into the frame and utter one of his labored witticisms.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 30, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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The jump scares, given a little extra oomph by the ever-looming possibility of a double wake-up, do what they're supposed to do. They make you jump.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2010
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
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All we can think of is how much we miss the Robert Englund Freddy. Man, that guy knew how to have a killer good time.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

April 30, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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To the audience suckered into paying to see this, here's why your generation sucks.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

April 30, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
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This moody, lifeless movie rips off lines, scenes, dream sequences and character kills from Craven's film ... while draining them of energy, suspense and meaning.

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April 30, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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People have dreams and either get their guts ripped out or don't get their gets ripped out. And then, after 90 or so minutes are used up, the movie finds some weak pretext for ending.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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The new Nightmare is a straight, shiny, honorable remake.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 30, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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There are a lot of things wrong with this remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, not least of which is that it was made at all.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 30, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The remake has dumbed-down its source to a genre it always transcended: the slice-and-dice, snip-and-quip gore film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2010
James Berardinelli
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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
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Haley's a fine actor, but he was far scarier in the suburban drama Little Children. And Englund's unpredictable presence is definitely missed.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

April 29, 2010
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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As an exercise in "re-imagining," to use Hollywood's favorite rehash euphemism, this Nightmare is mostly stale goods.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 29, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Like a cover band with more stagecraft than talent, A Nightmare on Elm Street looks good recycling "greatest hits" moments but fails to capture the excitement of the original.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2010
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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This new Nightmare is almost completely redundant, but Freddy's blades remain sharp enough to guarantee Haley's job security for at least a few years.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 29, 2010
Richard Roeper
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Stylish remake isn't as good as the original, but it has enough genuine scares to merit a mild recommendation.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 3/5

April 29, 2010
Dennis Harvey
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While the 1984 film has aged, its now-familiar jolts still pack more punch than this pic's recycled ones, which sometimes register so tepidly as to cause snickers.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 29, 2010
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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The film cops virtually every memorable image from the original, but loses the depth that gave them power and the sense of place that grounded them.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

April 29, 2010
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Good luck staying awake.

April 29, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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... Like watching a brilliant garage band's sparse, smart singles turned into loud, expensive, overproduced karaoke sing-along versions with the same notes and lyrics but none of the passion and power.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 29, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The novelty has long since worn off, and cheap, generic scares are all that are left.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 29, 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
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Using blasts of shrill, high-decibel noise in place of actual scares has become a common horror-movie tactic, the cinematic equivalent of botox, silicone, and penile-enhancement surgery.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 29, 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
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
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Too many more remakes as dull and bland as A Nightmare on Elm Street could kill off horror movies for good.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2010
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