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  • Summary: Based on a popular graphic novel, From Hell puts an intense psychological spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Sensational and accomplished.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    80
    Surprisingly conventional Olde London Towne gaslight mystery, gussied up with some doctored visuals, and an eccentric performance by Johnny Depp.
  3. The movie works well as a straight-out horror yarn, proving that the Hughes Brothers are more versatile than their previous "ghetto pictures" suggest.
  4. 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.
  5. With almost as many subplots as corpses, the movie maintains its mild watchability only because the Ripper saga still engrosses.
  6. It is deeply unpleasant to see women abducted, tortured and eviscerated by a methodical and meticulous butcher.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 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 a gift!!!!! He's the best actor in the world! Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    5
    From Hell would almost be interesting if it wasn't for the bungled love story, awful accents and empty conclusion. There are a few nice things about this Jack the Ripper flick but overall it's a mess. Expand
  3. 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 miscast into a bland and uninteresting character while all other characters are simply uninteresting to begin with. Not bad, but completely forgettable. Expand

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