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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States F
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
"The film's dream sequences are ingenious, and they feature some remarkable nightmare images and special effects."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Kim Newman
"Arguably the most imaginative of the horror franchise, with a fair number of truly resonant scenes (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Richard Harrington
The Washington Post
"While it's better than its predecessor, it's still not quite up to its inspiration (...) The film's major weakness can be summed up in two words: Craig Wasson (...) [he] has the charisma of a bowl of wet chow mein"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Adam Lowes
Den of Geek
"Reinvigorated the series with a thoughtful, meta spin on the Krueger legacy by original creator, Wes Craven"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Zachary Paul
Bloody Disgusting
"One of the most imaginative and fun horror films of the 80’s"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
"It never generated any sympathy for its characters. This is filmmaking by the numbers, without soul (…) Rating: ★½ (out of 5)"  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Kenji Fujishima
AV Club
"This third entry in the franchise remains perhaps the most effective among the sequels (...) [by] giving those themes more depth, and expanding their intellectual and emotional scope"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
David Nusair
Reel Film
"Stands as a distinct improvement over its immediate predecessor (...) Ultimately fares marginally better than Craven's lauded 1984 original (…) Rating: ★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Variety Staff
"Debuting director Chuck Russell elicits poor performances from most of his thesps, making it difficult to differentiate between pic's comic relief and unintended howlers."  NEG
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