A Nightmare on Elm Street2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Critic Consensus: 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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as Freddy Krueger
as Alan, Quentin's Father
as Marge, Nancy's Mother
as Nora Fowles
as Jesse's Father
as Little Kris
as Creepy Girl #1
as Creepy Girl #2
as Creepy Girl #3
as History Teacher
as Kurt's Father
as Little Nancy
as Little Jesse
as Little Dean
as Swim Coach
as County Jail Cop
as Paxton (Friend in Diner)
as Dean's Mom
as Little Logan
as Little Christopher
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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street
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.
Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.
Compared to the flamboyance of Robert Englund in the 1980s, Jackie Earle Haley as the crazed Freddy Krueger is more lumbering man-child than demonic daddy.
It's the Bay touch you feel in the way actors register as body count, characters go undeveloped, and sensation trumps feeling. A nightmare, indeed.
To call the film patterned to fit would be a blazing understatement.
Audience Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street
pointless remake of a classic, ruined by making the once terrifying Freddy into nothing more than an over sun burnt Jimmy Savile.
It's amazing to me that filmmakers can't summon up competent remakes of old horror films. Given the source material, and the advancements in special effects, a remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", should have been a slam dunk. Instead, it was a miserable, and often boring, disaster. The writing is awful, the characters are lifeless, and the use of C.G.I. in the dream sequences is underwhelming. Jackie Earle Haley's interpretation of Freddy was passable, but there's no way it could overcome the mundane storytelling. This movie is garbage.
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