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A Nightmare on Elm Street Reviews

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September 12, 2017
I liked it. Good retelling compared to Friday the thirteenth.
September 4, 2017
not even close to as good as the original
½ August 30, 2017
What a very shitty Remake. Don't waste your time seeing this garbage.
August 20, 2017
Pretty well made and well acted, 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 an average horror film, which isn't really a good thing.
August 14, 2017
Took all the fun out of Freddy
½ August 10, 2017
Does Michael Bay have to remake every single classic horror movie out there? His remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) was good enough, I loved The Hills have Eyes remake (2006) and the Friday the 13th one (2009) was alright too, but he really floped his ass on this one. The film is cheesy, extremely predictable and uses burnt out cliches, and makes references to the original in some of the cheesiest ways possible. Although this film does give more details on Freddy Krueger, although he looks better in the original. Overall, it's a pretty weak remake and don't waste your time on it.
August 7, 2017
Terrible boring horror but super cheesy special effects starring some random teens that no-one cares about. I loved the original nightmare on elm street movie, not the sequels but the original was good. I hated this movie, the horrid teen actors were cringe and I'm glad that they stop with rebooting horror movies.
½ August 6, 2017
Jackie Earle Haley ruled this film with an iron fist, though I could have done without the constant jump scares and homages to previous films.
August 1, 2017
A failed attempt to revive one of the most iconic horror characters ever. The movie falls into genre clichés.
August 1, 2017
An insult for the original one.
½ July 26, 2017
I liked this remake. The visuals were cool. And I liked the new freddy. It's nice to see how they give him more background.
July 20, 2017
Everyone says this movie is bad but it is not Jackie earl haily is good as Freddy and he is very scary, the one thing this movie is bad is the jump scares there are way to many and it is very cliche.
July 20, 2017
It wasnt scary and without Robert as Freddy the new Freddy felt empty. The movie felt not scary at all and the acting wasn't that good.
July 15, 2017
You are just wrong if you think that this is not the best Freddy has ever been.
½ July 6, 2017
One,two this movie aint that bad.Tree,four better better watch it back.Five,six there is alot of things that are fixed.Seven,eight better stay up late. Nine,ten NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!
½ June 19, 2017
This take on Freddy is appalling. Why does he look like that?
June 10, 2017
The Nightmares has come at last >:)
June 10, 2017
Pretty shitty remake for a classic horror movie.
May 28, 2017
Wes is getting mad... Freddy goes serious and strict in this one... It's somewhat like he ate a hard-to-swallow bitter melon that he can't fart it out....
May 26, 2017
A disgrace to everything Wes Craven created in 1984, this modern remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street falls completely flat in every regard. Everything that made Craven's film so special is nowhere to be found here, and it all reeks of lazy horror filmmaking to make a quick buck. There's one major plot change that tries to change things up, which, while admirable in attempting to add new lore to the material, turns Craven's original scary-but-campy story into a dour mood killer. Characters are one-note without the slightest hint of personality, making it hard to root for their survival unlike Craven's more likeable protagonists. The only cast member who even comes close to being an exception is Rooney Mara, but even she can't elevate this material to anything more. Topping Robert Englund is a seemingly impossible task, but Jackie Earle Haley in theory sounds like a solid replacement as any: unfortunately, like the film as a whole, he lacks the zaniness, and even the creepiness, of Englund's portrayal. None of Krueger's exploits are ever all that frightening, held down by cheap, by-the-numbers scares and effects that somehow look worse than the 26-year-old original. If the film does anything right, it's bringing Nancy and co.'s same fight to stay awake directly to you.
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