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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 19, 2014
Don't wait for this one to come out on video-see it in the theatre and sit close to the screen. Roller coasters are always better at the front.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 13, 2011
At the end of the day while it does little to progress the mythos, it's still an enjoyable entry in to the series that entertains consistently.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 19, 2010
The progressively convoluted nature of its storyline ultimately stands as A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child's most egregious failing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide
April 5, 2010
Director Stephen Hopkins does an imaginative job in visualizing the bizarre, freely associative nightmares and produces some memorably surrealistic scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
April 5, 2010
Despite an impressive bag of special effects tricks, old Fred is starting to resemble one of those dead horses that studio execs insist on flogging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 5, 2010
The series here takes a depressing nosedive into zero-degree filmmaking.
Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
Because nothing says giggly slasher escapism quite like child endangerment and abortion discussions. Please pass the popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Fifth edition of the hit Nightmare series is a poorly constructed special effects showcase.
Dustin Putman
October 9, 2008
Freddy Krueger is now a full-blown cartoonish caricature of his initially dread-induced former self.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2008
kinda gothic freddy
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 3, 2007
Neither an improvement nor a failure over the previous film, this movie begins stretching the credibility of its victims' deaths.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
When a movie gives up before the one-minute mark, you know you're in for a long haul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A flimsily plotted but visually impressive addition to the endless Freddy Krueger saga.
Widgett Walls
May 16, 2005
Ugh. My eyelashes hurt just thinking about this flick.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
March 11, 2005
Another solid outing for Freddy...
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A genre film that won't totally insult your intelligence or your eyes.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
March 16, 2004
Probably the worst of the Nightmare on Elm Street flicks.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
Better than average series entry, but nothing great.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As for Englund, he still looks as if he's been working at Domino's too long, and he still sounds as if he's stealing his material from Don Rickles.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Even horror movies need some kind of rules to go by -- but Nightmare 5 is all over the map, little more than a bizarre free-for-all. It is confusing and dumb.
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