A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Reviews

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January 26, 2019
This terrible sequel pushed Freddy into a mainstream area that seemed too safe for him to be the Freddy we already missed. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2002
Despite Robert Englund's cheerful ghoulishness, there is nothing about Freddy Kreuger that justifies his iconic status... as this dismal sequel demonstrates.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 12, 2007
The Dream Master has a sort of constant level of goofy idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 14, 2004
Not much to see here except for the occasional '80s big hairdo and some decent gore shots.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2010
...an obvious low point within this incredibly uneven series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 3, 2007
As the series drags on, the inventiveness of murders decreases slightly but Freddy's humor continues to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Watch it at your own risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 28, 2002
The major downfall of the Elm Street series. Turned Freddy into a joke. A bad joke, at that.
| Original Score: 2/10
January 1, 2000
As always, the teen actors are disposable, and even Robert Englund seems to be sleepwalking through Freddy.
August 30, 2004
Though the Elm Street series contains the most intelligent premise in current genre films, none of the movies take much advantage of their potential.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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January 26, 2006
While some of the monotonous effects are strikingly surreal, Harlin's direction creates an atmosphere which is more morbid than scary.
April 5, 2010
With each entry, the films become more removed from their source. Freddy just isn't scary anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2010
Surprisingly watchable for the third sequel and despite its general predictability it's entertainingly inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2006
Bottomless grab-bag from the 80s TV subconscious, riffing on Jaws, Karate Kid, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with a palette that would make Joel Schumacher queasy
September 5, 2008
Fun, but not a shade on the earlier Elm Street flicks
| Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2010
Consistently watchable and inventive.
September 6, 2012
The lesser of the "Nightmare" sequels, but serviceable more surreal one nevertheless...
March 26, 2009
Robert Englund, receiving star billing for the first time, is delightful in his frequent incarnations as Freddy, delivering his gag lines with relish and making the grisly proceedings funny.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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