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      A Nightmare on Elm Street

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 36 min. Horror List
      14% 184 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Teenagers Nancy, Quentin, Kris, Jesse and Dean are all neighborhood friends who begin having the same dream of a horribly disfigured man who wears a tattered sweater and a glove made of knives. The man, Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley), terrorizes them in their dreams, and the only escape is to wake up. But when one of their number dies violently, the friends realize that what happens in the dream world is real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Visually faithful but lacking the depth and subversive twists that made the original so memorable, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake lives up to its title in the worst possible way.

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      Natasha A A Nightmare on Elm Street without Robert England is like Star Wars without Darth Vader. You could remake it a 100s and his role as Freddy is just too legendary to replace. This movie was ok, but Freddy's was just not the role it should have been. That was the wow factor it needed. Should have green screened him. His voice and laugh gave Kruger the iconic of nightmares. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review MLU It's not that bad as the rewiews are saying it is. Freddy looks (espacially compared to the originall freddy) very bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Jebediah J Although not liked by many people I find if you watch this movie as it's own movie and not compare it to the original it is a good movie, the only problem I have is with the female lead having zero charisma and just sleep walking through the film no pun intended Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review David C El Freddy de este Remake está horrible la película está fea, asquerosa 🤮 el final es muy malo Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Trafalgar L Thrilling, Violent and it does what the 1984 version couldn't do. Wes Craven's original idea was to have Freddy Krueger be a PDF-ile who is burned to death by the parents of his victims. A lot of people didn't like the overall blandness of this movie, but it's a cautionary tale about being wary of who you trust with your children. I for one loved it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Flick F A nightmare on elm street is a kind of disappointing remake of the original, with a more sinister Freddy than in the original. The gore in this movie is pretty good though, considering early 2000s CGI is known for being really bad. Over all I think it was pretty entertaining, and I think they did a good job modernizing the movie, so it relates to our times, but I don't think it was smart to remake a classic like Nightmare On Elms Street. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online It's cliched, boring, and anticlimactic. Rated: D+ Sep 11, 2017 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly I did jump a few times, and I liked Haley's dour malevolence, but overall, the new Nightmare on Elm Street is a by-the-numbers bad dream. Rated: B- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Christine Champ Film.com Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever. Rated: B May 6, 2011 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review A Nightmare on Elm Street is just as tedious as the other horror remakes by Platinum Dunes, avoiding any semblance of creative thought or innovative interpretation. Rated: 1/4 Aug 18, 2023 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal Re-imagining a character whose appeal is largely inextricable from his initial era is a suicide mission. Stay too pure to the original & what’s the point? Complications stray from its strengths. It's basically a question of who would fall on the grenade. Rated: .5/5 Nov 1, 2022 Full Review Cody Leach Cody Leach (YouTube) A commendable attempt by Haley to step into near-unfillable shoes is completely let down by a generic copy & paste script and an overuse of unforgivable CGI. Rooney Mara acts like she'd rather be anywhere else and most audience members will feel the same. Rated: 2/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Teenagers Nancy, Quentin, Kris, Jesse and Dean are all neighborhood friends who begin having the same dream of a horribly disfigured man who wears a tattered sweater and a glove made of knives. The man, Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley), terrorizes them in their dreams, and the only escape is to wake up. But when one of their number dies violently, the friends realize that what happens in the dream world is real, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake.
      Director
      Samuel Bayer
      Executive Producer
      Robert Shaye, Michael Lynne, Mike Drake, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter
      Screenwriter
      Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Platinum Dunes
      Rating
      R (Language|Disturbing Images|Strong Bloody Horror Violence|Terror)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 30, 2010, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $63.1M
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