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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 13, 2013
Somehow A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors has always been just a bit more enjoyable than the typical horror sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 13, 2011
It's a shame this is about as good as it got for the series...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 19, 2010
...the mental-hospital setting [is] certainly a refreshing change from the suburban atmosphere that dominated the first two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 9, 2008
The burn-faced night stalker simply doesn't make the impression here as he did in the former two installments
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 28, 2008
Arguably the most imaginative of the horror franchise, with a fair number of truly resonant scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
April 28, 2008
First-time director Russell sustains the legend's success with the help of a workable plot and some first-rate special effects.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 28, 2008
Freddy is a vital killer who brings a sense of creepy fun to his demented work - moviegoers actually like the guy. The nightmares themselves are another reason for the series' success.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 28, 2008
Debuting director Chuck Russell elicits poor performances from most of his thesps, making it difficult to differentiate between pic's comic relief and unintended howlers.
February 3, 2008
A great sequel
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 3, 2007
The Slasher genre took a different direction with this sarcastic killer who delights in torturing his victims, simulating the nightmares we all experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Parts of it work extraordinarily well for a horror film of this vintage. And parts of it don't particularly work at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A creepy score and Russell's sure grasp of the skewed logic of nightmares helps to sustain the ambiguity between the 'real' and 'dream' worlds, while Englund's Freddie now fits like a glove.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 31, 2005
The best 'Elm Street' film next to the 1984 original....Freddy's finest moment since his debut
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 2, 2004
Can you not love this?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The film's dream sequences are ingenious, and they feature some remarkable nightmare images and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 16, 2004
The best of the "Nightmare" series
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 27, 2003
This is when Freddy stopped being scary. Still has its moments, in a fantasy, rather than horror, sort of way.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Easily the best of the sequels till A New Nightmare, but still nowhere near the original
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
about as good as this series ever got, but that's not exactly high praise
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is filmmaking by the numbers, without soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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