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Heavy on atmosphere and light on everything else, From Hell is visually impressive while lacking the depth of the acclaimed graphic novel it's based upon. Making their third feature since 1993's Menace II Society, twins Allen and Albert Hughes approach the Jack the Ripper case with physical precision, re-creating the gritty Whitechapel district of 1888 London in meticulous detail. What they've forgotten is the sheer terror that gripped Whitechapel in the wake of the Ripper's slaying of five prostitutes, investigated here by a Scotland Yard sleuth (Johnny Depp) who uses opium, laudanum, and absinthe to fuel his semiprescient visions of the slayings. Heather Graham attempts a slippery Cockney accent as a would-be victim, while Ian Holm steals the show as a has-been surgeon with devilish delusions of grandeur. Violence is obliquely suggested or briefly graphic, but no matter how you cut it, From Hell is only marginally thrilling as it treads familiar territory. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby
  • DTS Surround Sound

Cast

Johnny DeppInspector Frederick Abberline
Heather GrahamMary Kelly
Ian HolmSir William Gull
Robbie ColtraneSergeant Peter Godley
Ian RichardsonSir Charles Warren
Jason FlemyngNetley
Katrin CartlidgeDark Annie Chapman
Terence HarveyBenjamin 'Ben' Kidney
Susan LynchLiz Stride
Paul RhysDr. Ferral
Lesley SharpKate Eddowes
Mark DexterAlbert Sickert
Ralph InesonGordie
Sophia MylesVictoria Abberline
Ian McNeiceCoroner Robert Drudge
Dominic CooperConstable #3

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Worst movie of all time, right here. This movie is horrible in every way. Its not...

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Director: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 122 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 19, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    JapanR-18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 14, 2002
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