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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:||Samuel Bayer|
|Written By:||Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer|
|In Theaters:||Apr 30, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 5, 2010|
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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street
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.
So generic, so lazy, and so forgettable they may as well have "we're not even trying" plastered across the bottom of the screen.
It replaces the fascinating context of Freddie Krueger's existence with a seemingly endless exercise in violence and unrelenting pain.
The real nightmare is the tragic lack of creativity in this new look of one of the genre's greatest characters.
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.
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.
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