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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.

Movie Info

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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:
Written By: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 2010
Box Office: $63.1M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Kyle Gallner
as Quentin
Jackie Earle Haley
as Freddy Krueger
Clancy Brown
as Alan, Quentin's Fat...
Connie Britton
as Marge, Nancy's Moth...
Lia D. Mortensen
as Nora Fowles
Christian Stolte
as Jesse's Father
Julianna Damm
as Little Kris
Leah Uteg
as Creepy Girl #3
Don Robert Cass
as History Teacher
Kurt Naebig
as Kurt's Father
Kyra Krumins
as Little Nancy
Brayden Coyer
as Little Jesse
Max Holt
as Little Dean
Bob Kizer
as Swim Coach
Pete Kelly
as Officer
Jason Brandstetter
as County Jail Cop
Rob Riley
as Paramedic
Scott Lindvall
as Paramedic
Parker Bagley
as Paxton (Friend in Di...
Jennifer Robers
as Dean's Mom
Logan Stalzer
as Little Logan
Christopher Woods
as Little Christopher
Rob Riley
as Paramedic
Parker Bagley
as Paxton (Friend in Di...
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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (32)

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… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

So generic, so lazy, and so forgettable they may as well have "we're not even trying" plastered across the bottom of the screen.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

It replaces the fascinating context of Freddie Krueger's existence with a seemingly endless exercise in violence and unrelenting pain.

Full Review… | October 5, 2014

The real nightmare is the tragic lack of creativity in this new look of one of the genre's greatest characters.

Full Review… | March 8, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

I still like the characters from the first film, and these kids were cardboard shadows of them.

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
7M Pictures

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.

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer


Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer

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.

Jason Calvin
Jason Calvin

Super Reviewer

A Nightmare on Elm Street Quotes

Inmate: I'm innocent! Let me outta here! Get me the fuck outta here!
– Submitted by Connor N (2 years ago)
Freddy Krueger: Why are you screamin'? I haven't even cut you yet.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Nancy Holbrook: It hurts, doesn't it? That's because you're in my world now, bitch!
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Freddy Krueger: You can't hurt me. This is my world. And you can't ever leave.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)

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