- Acting: C (Typical horror movie stuff; no star-making performances.)
- Direction: B- (Displays some visual artistry but generates only occasional scares.)
- Script: D (Shallow characters, recycled imagery, failure to build on the original story.)
- Gore/Effects: B- (Solid but no standout kills; some mediocre CGI effects.)
- Overall: C (A pedestrian remake that fails to adequately use its rich source material.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by Samuel Bayer and is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language. Release date: April 30, 2010.