It's pretty well made and well acted, but A Nightmare on Elm Street suffers mainly from the fact that it is a remake of one of the best horror movies of all time and, frankly, it can't compare to the original. Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley both give decent performances, but sadly they are overshadowed by the original's Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund respectively. The film lacks many of the clever twists of the original, and the increased gore isn't enough to compensate for that. The changes to and expansion on Freddy Krueger's aren't entirely unwelcome, but they're also proof that the runtime needed padding. Overall, this just a really boring horror movie that's not worth watching.