Cusack’s review published on Letterboxd:
So I’ve honestly never been one to equate “entertaining” with “a good movie”. Some might consider that odd but it’s something I’ve done since the start of LB and at this point I’ve rated too many films that way to go back now. So a movie could be entertaining but not be good, or not get a high rating at least; I think this is either others’ or my mistake in rating films (it’s not really a mistake I suppose; rating movies is subjective).
In the case of NOES: Dream Warriors I would consider it to be one of these such films. One that is entertaining but not good. So from me it’s getting a 5/10. I think the premise is great and I’m glad we get to see more of Freddy than in the second film, but at times it’s completely too cheesy and honestly I zoned out a good 15 minutes in the back-half.
Clearly people like this, I would say most rate an entertaining movie as a good one but I’ll play devil’s advocate here and claim that asseveration false…at least with this.