A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Synopsis
Razor-gloved killer Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) hunts teenagers in their dreams.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's not every day that one of our rogues' gallery of iconic psycho killers gets to be played by a creepy and fascinating actor -- in this...
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Freddy simply isn't as scary as he used to be, even though Jackie Earle Haley, taking over from Robert Englund in the role, plays Krueger...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The ninth film in the franchise is competent enough but it won’t freeze the heart or fire the imagination.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
By today's standards, it is only medium-bloody, though it's more than usually grim, its young protagonists sullen enough to qualify for the...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The energy is missing in the remake because the techniques, which are replicated in a straightforward fashion, are stale.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
So any "Nightmare" movie has a built-in handicap going in, but the better ones find ways to compensate, by casting appealing young actors...
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40

Movieline

By S.T. Vanairsdale
It was boring. So, so, so boring. It doesn’t even give Haley the courtesy of a bad-guy showcase; his face frozen and obscured behind burn...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's the Bay touch you feel in the way actors register as body count, characters go undeveloped, and sensation trumps feeling. A nightmare,...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The back-to-the-beginning approach unimaginatively goes through the motions, offering scant justification for its boring existence, at...
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Don't blame Haley, though. Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer's screenplay goes in the wrong direction entirely, dropping Freddy's sick sense...
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wanted a little more

By redyeah
My major problem with this version and the only comparison between the original is the lack of suspense. Suspense is created when the viewer actually cares about the outcome for the protaganist. In...

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

By jinxsaw1
woooooow iv been so nevious about watching this movie the last few days cause i was afraid it was not going to be as good as it looked. that definatley proved me wrong!!!! the remake absoulutaly blew...

Fantastic film

By thedog12345
A great movie but way to many jumps scares I mean really after the first 2 or 3 it's just so well expected!...

THE NEW ELM ST

By chevyman2479
WELL LET'S SEE THEY REMADE FRIDAY THE 13TH AND IT SUCKED BIG TIME NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL AND JACKIE EARL HAILY REALLY !! THIS GUY SUCKED IN WATCHMEN. AS FREDDY KRUGER I HOPE HE SHOWS A LITTLE...

No, I was not thrilled with this do over....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...but I am rating it high for refraining from sex and nudity,something that most horror movies give in to all too easily. It wasn't bad. Just not suspenseful and although I like other work of Jackie...

Wanted to Leave in the middle of it, or fall asleep!

By YupWhineyIsMe
They ruined another great horror movie! Freddy is NOT SCARY @ ALL, he looks like a horrible Voldermort, i'll give him the creepy voice but thats about it.....the acting was outright horrible...thank...

A Nightmare On Elm Street

By Manning917
Simply one of the best redone horror films ever made!! The critics can kiss my ass!! They are a bunch of morons 95% of the time anyway. Never take there word for it. See this film!! It is an...

Don't waste your time or money!!!

By cypressrox
This movie was THE WORST!!! It looked like it was going to be stupid but me and my family opted to see it anyway (for nostalgic reasons). The plot>>>DUMB, the horror/GORE factor>>>0000!!! Bad acting....

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) review

By FredKrueger
Totally inferior to the 1984 classic. That got it all wrong in this- Freddy's face and voice, the acting is bad and the effects are horrible. Remember how scary it was in the original when Freddy...

oh my dove smelling new born baby jesus

By strberies24
ok, im just as much of a fan of freddyas the next gal but wtf??? ok im not gonna lie i like the previews just a little im more excited to see the reacreation of the effects. the new freddy doesnt...

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Rated R | For violence, disturbing images and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Teens sliced and slayed in grisly slasher remake.
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