Year of Release: 2001
Director: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
Approx. Running Time: 121 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Brilliant. Two Thumbs Up!"
-EBERT & ROEPER AND THE MOVIES
While Jack The Ripper ruled the streets of London, terror reigned. His crimes were unspeakable. His blood lust, unquenchable. His identity, unknown... until now! Johnny Depp and Heather Graham are riveting in this "engrossing, stylish thriller" (People Magazine). Directed by the Hughes Brothers (Dead Presidents, Menace II Society), From Hell "grips tighter than a chokehold and cuts as deep as a knife." (The Washington Post)
Not one of Depp's best movies, but it is stylish and interesting nevertheless. As stated on the back cover, this is a movie about Jack the Ripper, though - according to IMDB.com - it's actually based on a graphic novel rather than on history. Depp plays a clairvoyant inspector out to catch the infamous killer by befriending the prostitute he believes to be Ripper's next victim.
Rated R (MPAA)