From Hell

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    38
    A visionary sort of horror movie should ponder three words: "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
  2. Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
  3. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    What the Hughes brothers have come up with is, to borrow another phrase from that bygone age, a penny dreadful.
  4. The only note of authenticity in the movie comes from Ian Holm, playing the royal physician. What is this nuanced performance -- at least until the final fireworks -- doing in this twaddle?
  5. 30
    A brain-dead version of a dark and complex work.
  6. 20
    The Hughes boys blow it by burying a fine cast -- Robbie Coltrane as a cop and Ian Holm as a royal sawbones are standouts -- in stock scares, sappy romance and cliches that really are from hell.
  7. Feels razor thin. None of the characters is particularly noteworthy. And the revelations of deep-seated conspiracy in the usual privileged, closed circles are hackneyed and tired.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Mar 25, 2011
    4
    Was this supposed to be a detective film, a thriller, or a horror story? Because it fails at all three at them. Johnny Depp has been miscastWas this supposed to be a detective film, a thriller, or a horror story? Because it fails at all three at them. Johnny Depp has been miscast into a bland and uninteresting character while all other characters are simply uninteresting to begin with. Not bad, but completely forgettable. Full Review »
  2. Aug 25, 2013
    10
    Watch it!!! Perfect!!!! A masterpiece!!!! It's one of my favourite thrillers!!!! Johnny Depp is always perfect in his movies!!! He has aWatch it!!! Perfect!!!! A masterpiece!!!! It's one of my favourite thrillers!!!! Johnny Depp is always perfect in his movies!!! He has a gift!!!!! He's the best actor in the world! Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2015
    7
    The atmosphere in 'From Hell' creates this stomach turning, graphic and this gothic universe where the Ripper lives, and that's why it gaveThe atmosphere in 'From Hell' creates this stomach turning, graphic and this gothic universe where the Ripper lives, and that's why it gave this movie a unique look and feel to it. Johnny Depp once again brings a solid performance in this movie and the overall film is a decent watch. Full Review »