A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 5, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 5, 2010
The series here takes a depressing nosedive into zero-degree filmmaking.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Fifth edition of the hit Nightmare series is a poorly constructed special effects showcase.
Christopher Null
March 16, 2004
Probably the worst of the Nightmare on Elm Street flicks.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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
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
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
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
Something is terribly wrong here.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Nicolas Lacroix
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
May 16, 2005
Ugh. My eyelashes hurt just thinking about this flick.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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