From Hell 2001

From Hell

Critics Consensus

Visually impressive, but this latest Ripper tale is dull and far from scary.

57%

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66%

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User Ratings: 203,220

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The first tabloid star of the twentieth century, he remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history. "From Hell" puts an intense urban spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Depp
Fred Abberline
Ian Holm
Sir William Gull
Robbie Coltrane
Peter Godley
Ian Richardson
Sir Charles Warren
Katrin Cartlidge
Dark Annie Chapman
Susan Lynch
Liz Stride
Lesley Sharp
Kate Eddowes
Terry Hayes
Screenwriter
Rafael Yglesias
Screenwriter
Alan Moore
Writer (Novel)
Eddie Campbell
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Amy Robinson
Executive Producer
Thomas M. Hammel
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Critic Reviews for From Hell

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (65)

  • Anyone expecting the combo of Allen and Albert Hughes and the famed Victorian serial-killer to result in a gritty, stygian, skin-crawling horror movie will be severely disappointed

    July 29, 2008 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • This wry, atmospheric procedural spawned by a real mystery would be thorny enough without also being an adaptation.

    April 18, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Fitfully arresting late night entertainment.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Many of the ideas that were sophisticated in the original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell look shopworn on screen.

    February 16, 2002 | Full Review…
  • A whodunit where the who is bloody obvious and the characters disposable.

    January 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce

    BBC.com
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  • The Hughes boys blow it by burying a fine cast ... in stock scares, sappy romance and cliches that really are from hell.

    October 29, 2001 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for From Hell

  • Sep 30, 2015
    The problem I had with From Hell was that it felt like I was watching a movie about Jack the Ripper, set in London. I never got that immersive cinematic experience. While the production values were fine, the way things came off reminded me too much of History Channel dramatizations. I'd put that down to overacting on the part of the supporting cast; Heather Graham and Johnny Depp were fine, as was the directing. I must admit that I ended up returning the disc early to get to the next one in my queue. I read spoilers for the rest of the film and the story sounds much more interesting than what I had seen up to that point.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2013
    Adapted from Alan Moore's graphic novel, From Hell is a horror thriller about the 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper. An inspector who has psychic visions is tasked with solving the case of a killer who's targeting a group of prostitutes on the streets of East London. Johnny Depp and Heather Graham lead the cast, but their performances are fairly bland. Additionally, the storytelling's rather poor, and doesn't have a clear focus or vision. However, the film does have a good amount of mystery and suspense, and the gritty visual aesthetic adds intensity to the story. From Hell has some interesting elements, but it's not very cohesive.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2012
    Another story about jack the Ripper. I think it's a happy ending for everyone including Jack the Ripper. But not happy ending for the victim
    UUd I Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2012
    We don't need another one of those Jack the Ripper movies... It has a depict of London which was very lively, but didn't succeed in making the film any more interesting.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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