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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  1. 60
    An astonishing act of synthesis, bringing together disparate Ripper theories and a fiercely idiosyncratic version of London's history, architecture, policing and social structure.
  2. 60
    So beautifully realized as a mood piece that it takes a while for a slight disappointment to register.
  3. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    60
    The movie's most glaring flaw is that the brothers and their screenwriters, Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias, don't manage to preserve the secret of the Ripper's identity for nearly as long as they intend to.
  4. With almost as many subplots as corpses, the movie maintains its mild watchability only because the Ripper saga still engrosses.
  5. 50
    Labyrinthine yet oversimple, the story seems to hide a more provocative one. But perhaps this is the nature of the beast.
  6. 50
    There's no bite or sting, nor is there a single moment when the film is anything close to scary. It isn't ever engaging, either; it's a dull, sluggish bum-out.
  7. 50
    Lacks the energy and urgency of its source material.
  8. It is deeply unpleasant to see women abducted, tortured and eviscerated by a methodical and meticulous butcher.
  9. 40
    Could have been a beautiful and suspenseful thriller, lukewarm performances make the film just another movie to add to one's "rent-it-when-it-comes-to-DVD" list.
  10. 40
    A visual tour-de-force; it's just that there's not much else to sink your teeth into once the pretty colors fade from view.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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. Jul 7, 2015
    10
    Mega-Ultra-Hiper Filmaço... Engraçado a dois dias atrás tinha 31 cidadãos que votaram negativo isto é de 0 a 3,aumentou dois retardados emMega-Ultra-Hiper Filmaço... Engraçado a dois dias atrás tinha 31 cidadãos que votaram negativo isto é de 0 a 3,aumentou dois retardados em apenas dois dias. Full Review »