A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Columbus late-night legend Fritz The Nite Owl will host a 30th anniversary screening of A Nightmare On Elm Street, complete with host segments and vintage commercial breaks. Please remain in your seat after the film for more Fritz!

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

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.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

This is the worst yet from Michael Bay's horror production company Platinum Dunes, which also brought you rubbish re-makes of Halloween and Friday the 13th.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It's cliched, boring, and anticlimactic.

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Christine Champ

Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Jackie Earle Haley's Krueger is a blast, but the child-molester twist is more depressingly clinical than dream-logic harrowing.

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Scott Weinberg

So generic, so lazy, and so forgettable they may as well have "we're not even trying" plastered across the bottom of the screen.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The result of the new Nightmare is, at best, a kind of stand-off between predictability and competent execution.

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David Keyes

It replaces the fascinating context of Freddie Krueger's existence with a seemingly endless exercise in violence and unrelenting pain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Stuart Brooks
pointless remake of a classic, ruined by making the once terrifying Freddy into nothing more than an over sun burnt Jimmy Savile.
Tyler Robertson
I feel sorry for whoever was involved in this movie. Not only did they waste their time, but they got payed for basically ruining the original movie which is… More
Anatoliy Dudaev
Scott Green
A pathetic excuse for an effective re-make, the film does a poor job of capturing any real images of horror, and casting it with C grade actors that do a poor… More
Jason Calvin
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… More
Directors Cat
God I hated the emo look. Not neccesarily a bad film but more of a misfire. As Michael Bay always tends to do with his films, he makes this remake of the horror… More