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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 6, 2012
The lesser of the "Nightmare" sequels, but serviceable more surreal one nevertheless...
David Nusair
October 19, 2010
...an obvious low point within this incredibly uneven series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Karen Krizanovich
Empire Magazine
April 5, 2010
Surprisingly watchable for the third sequel and despite its general predictability it's entertainingly inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 5, 2010
Consistently watchable and inventive.
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Variety Staff
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.
Dustin Putman
October 9, 2008
Not counting 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare, it's superior to all the other later sequels in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
September 5, 2008
Fun, but not a shade on the earlier Elm Street flicks
| Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2008
The new comedy version of Freddy...
| Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
The Dream Master has a sort of constant level of goofy idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 29, 2006
Renny Harlin's finest moment. That should tell you something.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
While some of the monotonous effects are strikingly surreal, Harlin's direction creates an atmosphere which is more morbid than scary.
Christopher Null
September 14, 2004
Not much to see here except for the occasional '80s big hairdo and some decent gore shots.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
July 14, 2003
A good sequel in the series directed by trash auteur Renny Harlin with just the right flair.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
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
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As always, the teen actors are disposable, and even Robert Englund seems to be sleepwalking through Freddy.
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